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November 2, 2009

Boat Burning at the Long Island Maritime Museum

Filed under: Sand, Sea & Sky by Bill @ 7:04 am

Every year on the Friday before Halloween the Long Island Maritime Museum burns a boat. The boats are unrestorable, have no historical significance, and they are huge.

This year’s boat was a 60ish foot party boat that had partially burned earlier in the season. Repairs proved too expensive, so the owner stripped out engines and other valuable equipment, and donated the hull for this year’s Halloween boat burning.

Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the burning itself, but I do have before and after pictures to share. If anyone has pictures of the fire itself, contact me and I’ll add them here.

You’ll note in the following pictures that the superstructure is gone. That’s the part that burned when a fire broke out on board earlier this year.






  1. i’ve always wanted to make it out to see this. thanks for the pics. do you know the manufacturer of this one?

    Comment by will — November 5, 2009 @ 6:27 am

  2. Thanks for the post! I hope you can join us next year. Will send pictures of the actual burning if you like.

    Comment by Natasha — December 4, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

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