ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – Along with the Tall Ships sailing to the bay comes the World’s Largest Rubber Duck. It has been a staple of the festival since its first appearance in 2016.
Craig Samborski, the creator of the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, also known as Mama Duck, is from Minnesota. However, he has traveled with Mama Duck all over the country since 2014.
The duck stands more than 60 feet high, and once in the water, weighs about 30,000 pounds.
So, what is it about this duck that draws in such a big crowd?
“It brings joy to people, when you look at something that is so whimsical, and totally exaggerated with its size,” said Samborski. “A rubber duck is one of the few global icons that everybody can identify. ”
The World’s Largest Rubber Duck will also be heading to Erie with her duckling, a much smaller duck they call Timmy.
You can check out both Mama and Baby Duck starting Thursday, August 25th at the Tall Ships Festival.