'Haunted Hickory' Open Tuesday

Aaron Selbig


     A scary Homer tradition is back again in time for Halloween. The “Haunted Hickory” will be on display Tuesday, October 30th.

     U. S. Coast Guard spokesperson David Mosley says the crew of the Homer-based cutter Hickory wasn’t sure until this week if they would be able to pull off the popular event, in which the ship is transformed from a Coast Guard buoy tender into a haunted vessel filled with nightmarish spectacles. It’s been a busy year for the Hickory, says Mosley – including a trip to the Arctic and several rescue missions – but the Haunted Hickory show will go on.

     A less-scary version of the show opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday night, with a super-scary version beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is two items of non-perishable food, which will be donated to the Homer Food Pantry.