Polar Bear Plunge in South Boston: A New Year’s Tradition (Photos)

January 1, 2011 Updated: January 2, 2011

[xtypo_dropcap]S[/xtypo_dropcap]outh Boston's New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge started the new year with a splash in Dorchester Bay, Massachusetts. The annual event sponsored by the South Boston L Street "Brownies" Club has been an icy winter tradition since 1903. This year a record number of participants plunged into the icy 44 degree water and were greeted with warm temperatures and sunny weather following their swim.

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