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Flying Santa Visits Burnt Island

The Flying Santa arrived by helicopter at the Burnt Island Light Station on Saturday, December 18, 1999. He was welcomed by Governor Angus King, the governor’s wife Mary Herman, and their children, along with DMR Commissioner George LaPointe and Keeper Elaine Jones. Santa distributed presents and candy canes to many anxious children from the community and the DMR staff. He gave Elaine Jones, and her family, a large box filled with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks. Governor King assisted Santa in hoisting an eight foot wreath onto the lighthouse. The children all sang Christmas songs after the wreath was positioned on the tower. Members of the fishing community, and the Coast Guard, viewed the festivities from the water. The wreath serves as holiday greeting to them as they return from their day at sea.

Visit the Flying Santa’s web site  to learn about this traditional flight that dates back to 1929.

Here is a movie clip with the Flying Santa from December 4, 2004:

Flying Santa Video                                 Flying Santa Video
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helicoptor    burnt island wreath
santa and helicopter   santa and governor

santa raising wreath

raising wreath

santa and kids

santa sitting with kids

burnt island with people
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