Photos: The Shelter Island Library’s Turkey Plunge

Taking the Plunge
Taking the Plunge

Hundreds flocked to the eighth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday morning.

Dressed in costumes ranging from Santa “Claws” to “Lady Library” to the Shelter Island Box Turtle, attendees had a blast getting decked out in costumes and then racing into the chilly bay, some with bunches of kale in their hands, given out by a crew from the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. Balmy temperatures in the low 50s made it a relatively pleasant day for a dip.

The plunge, which is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, benefit’s the library’s 125th Anniversary Fund to renovate the lower level of the library.

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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

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