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.

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Sandstrum carved out the 817-pound gourd, lowered it into the Taunton River by a crane, and floated at least 3.5 miles.

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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.

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The pumpkin was grown and donated by a man in Plymouth.