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Boston Pumpkin Boat: Boston Harbor Is Site of Wacky Stunt

Boston Pumpkin Boat: Boston Harbor Is Site of Wacky Stunt
File photo of a giant pumpkin. (Gregl87/Dreamstime)

By    |   Monday, 02 October 2017 10:16 AM

A suburban Boston man's pumpkin floated across Boston Harbor and back, with him in it, during a wacky ride Sunday morning that became a hit on social media, the Boston Globe reported.

Christian Ilsley, of Revere, Massachusetts, had it all planned out, growing a 520-pound Atlantic Giant pumpkin, hollowed it out, and equipped it with wood planks, 100 feet of rope, 44 screws, bits of foam, and a boat motor, the newspaper said.

"It was awesome," Ilsley said after his trip from the Jeffries Yacht Club, in East Boston to the Boston Fish Pier and back, according to the Globe.

Ilsley told the newspaper that the U.S. Coast Guard initially tried to discourage him from the audacious voyage but did not try to stop him noting the safety precautions he took.

"(The Coast Guard said we) wish that you were not crossing the channel," Ilsley told the Globe.

It was not the first time someone took a giant pumpkin to the water. The Boston Herald reported that in 2015, Josh Peach and Todd Sandstrum attempted to set a world record by paddling down the Taunton River in pumpkins.

During Sunday's adventure, Ilsley made it across most of the channel without incident in 30 minutes before a white yacht created a wave that appeared it would threaten the concoction, the Globe stated. The pumpkin, though, rose and fell with the wave.

The return trip was smoother as Ilsley returned to East Boston about 9:40 a.m. after a little more than an hour in the water, the newspaper stated.

"That's victory right there," Ilsley declared, the Globe noted.

Many on social media shared in Ilsley's accomplishment.

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A suburban Boston man's pumpkin floated across Boston Harbor and back, with him in it, during a wacky ride Sunday morning that became a hit on social media, the Boston Globe reported.
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