BOSTON (CBS) — An Easton man made history Saturday when he broke the world record for the longest journey in a pumpkin boat.
Todd Sandstrum would have needed to float in the pumpkin for more than 3 miles to break the current record.READ MORE: Gov. Charlie Baker To Make Announcement About COVID Testing And Schools
Sandstrum carved out the 817-pound gourd, lowered it into the Taunton River by a crane, and floated at least 3.5 miles.READ MORE: Moderna Plans To Have Combination COVID Booster, Flu Vaccine Ready By Fall 2023
The pumpkin made an appearance at the Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro Sunday.
Sandstrum also had to ride the pumpkin boat without modifying it in any way and without a motor.MORE NEWS: Registration For Pan-Mass Challenge Opens Tuesday
The pumpkin was grown and donated by a man in Plymouth.