The 2016 Shelter Island Turkey Plunge: 17 photos

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Bev Walz

More than 150 brave (unbalanced?) people of all ages raced into the frigid waters of Peconic Bay on Saturday, November 26 for the 7th annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge.

A joyous Island tradition on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving Day weekend, the dive is a benefit for the Friends of the Shelter Island Library. More than $15,000 was raised to fund projects not covered by the library’s budget.

See our pics from the 2016 event below. See the Reporter this Thursday, December 1 for more coverage of the celebration.

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Bev Walz

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Bev Walz

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Bev Walz

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Bev Walz

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Bev Walz

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Joe Hine dressed as our president-elect. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Colleen Emmett, Greg Senken and Alison Binder. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Derek Brockbank and Bridget Collins. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

David Chamberlain. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Brooks and Henley Tuthill. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Beverlea Walz

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Beverlea Walz

Credit: Beverlea Walz

Credit: Beverlea Walz

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Beverlea Walz

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Alfred Lipsyte, Jasper Yang and Elliot Smith. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

A mad dash to the water. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Shelter Island Turkey Plunge

Credit: Beverlea Walz