Photos: Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge

From a giant squid to a mysterious team from Australia to a Shelter Island Christmas tree and a great showing from the Carey family, Shelter Islanders in costume made a mad dash for the icy waters off of Crescent Beach Nov 24 for the ninth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge. 

Balmy temperatures in the high 40s made it a relatively pleasant day for a dip, after record low temperatures on Thanksgiving and continued chill on Black Friday. The plunge, which is held each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, benefits the Friends of the Shelter Island Library’s programs on behalf of the library.

 

A small portion of Team Carey (the Huge Turkeys)
A small portion of Team Carey (the Huge Turkeys)
Team Australia (Skye Wilkins and Lachlan McCall)
Team Australia (Skye Wilkins and Lachlan McCall)
Daniel Nachumi as a Giant Squid, and a member of Team Carey
Daniel Nachumi as a Giant Squid, and a member of Team Carey
Heather Brownlie as a Shelter Island Christmas Tree
Heather Brownlie as a Shelter Island Christmas Tree
Brandon Werner, Zara Findlay-Shirras and Alasdair Findlay-Shirras pose with the Plunge's mascots
Brandon Werner, Zara Findlay-Shirras and Alasdair Findlay-Shirras pose with the Plunge’s mascots
Esther Hunt judges the competition.
Esther Hunt judges the competition.

Julie Fanelli-Denny and JoAnn Kirkland serve up turkey chili.
Julie Fanelli-Denny and JoAnn Kirkland serve up turkey chili.
Taking the Plunge
The Shelter Island Ambulance crew stands by
Taking the Plunge

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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