In the Uk, Tom Pearcy paddled a huge pumpkin down York’s River Ouse on Monday 29th of October. That was in a bid to break a new record for the world’s biggest pumpkin boat!
The pumpkin boat weighs more than 97 stone, the hollowed Halloween fruit was lifted into the river Ouse with a JCB. Tom, owner of the York Maze received cheers as he managed to sail the festive vessel between Ouse and Skeldergate Bridge.
According to The York Press, Tom claimed his voyage was a first,
“Roman conquerors, Viking invaders, medieval knights, Victorian industrialists and now tourists have all sailed down York’s River Ouse. But never in York’s 2000 year history has anyone ever rowed a giant pumpkin down the Ouse.”
Tom’s world record giant pumpkin boat will be brought back to York Maze where it will be on display during the York Maze’s Halloween festival!
— York Rescue Boat (@yorkrescueboat) October 29, 2018
— The Press (@yorkpress) October 29, 2018
We just want to say a massive thank you to the @CanalRiverTrust and to @yorkrescueboat, who kept us safe on the river when Farmer Tom sailed his World Record Pumpkin boat down York’s River Ouse!! 🎃🎃🎃 pic.twitter.com/y1IFVHOBON
— York Maze (@Yorkmaze) October 30, 2018
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