World’s Largest Rubber Duck in Erie

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By Megan Solensky

ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) — The World’s Tallest Duck travels worldwide to a variety of festivals and events, but for the next few days, mama duck will be in Erie.

Mama Duck is 61ft high, 64ft wide, and 74ft long. She weighs 1500lbs before being put in the water.

In 2014, Craig Samborski brought the idea to life while working as one of the event organizers of Tall Ships in Los Angeles, California.

The duck is meant to be an inspiration for others to enjoy the world’s waterfronts and to conserve our natural resources.

“It creates a place people can go and forget about their everyday problems,” said the duck creator Craig Samborski. “They come to our festival or event and they forget about stuff for a few hours.”

The baby duck, Timmy, is 10ft tall and will accompany mama duck this weekend at the Tall Ships festival. Mama will be on land near the Bayfront Maritime Center, and the baby duck will be in the water next to the Blue Heron.


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