Woman admitted to New England Aquarium with great aunt’s 38-year-old ticket

Persistence wins the day!

In November 1983, Catherine Cappiello took a trip from New Jersey with her partner to sightsee around Boston. The pair stopped briefly at the New England Aquarium, but because it was the end of the day, they received a “Late Gate Ticket,” which allowed them to return “at anytime in the future.”

On Thursday — now nearly 38 years later — the 85-year-old’s grand-niece, Rachel Carle, took them up on that offer.

Aquarium President and CEO Vikki Spruill said the late gate tickets were discontinued about 25 years ago, but the ticket desk still sees about one of them a year.

“We honor each valid admission ticket, and this was one,” Spruill said. “Forty years is a long time to be carrying that ticket around, and we’re so glad she did.”

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