What Rough Beast . . . ?

by wjw on August 12, 2016


Oh noooo!  What insidious monster do we see sneaking up on the Pride of Baltimore?

Why it’s the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, created by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman!  Which floats 61 feet tall and weighs 11 tons.

Apparently that’s big enough to count as a Tall Ship.

It would be fun to motor around on this thing, and just watch the folks’ expressions as you came cruising by.


Mark Wise August 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Eleven tons?! Are you sure? I thought it was actually inflatable and made out of PVC panels.

wjw August 13, 2016 at 10:36 pm

It may be made of lightweight materials, but it’s very, very large.

The 11-ton figure came from a newspaper story, and could of course be in error.

Ralf T. Dog August 13, 2016 at 11:42 pm

It might be fun in a strong wind.

wjw August 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

It would pretty well be unsinkable, but it would be an interesting ride.

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