World's Largest Rubber Duck to take a bath in Lake Superior


Duluth is going to need a bigger bath.

Coming to the shores of Lake Superior this August, joining a number of historic galleons and schooners for the annual Tall Ships festival, is "The World's Largest Rubber Duck."

You read it correctly, you're not quacking up. The Tall Ships Duluth Facebook page made the announcement on Thursday, saying the 61-foot tall, 11-ton duck has been added to the bill (sorry).

It is the latest attraction for the festival dubbed "The Greatest Spectacle on Lake Superior," and will be a big draw for the thousands descending on the International Port of Duluth between August 18-21.

It will join the many replica ships invited to the festival, which includes the spectacular galleon El Galeon Andalucia and the Dragon Harald Fairhair Viking Ship. You can see a full list of invited ships here.

It has previously appeared at several Tall Ships events, including those in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia, as well as several international cities, but finally makes its Minnesota bow this year.

Duluth is a hive of activity during Tall Ships, with musical performances, entertainers, food and drink planned around the port. A full list of attractions will be posted on the festival's website in the coming months.

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