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The Rubber Ducky Project: 2017

The Rubber Ducky Project: 2017

At the beginning of 2013, I made a resolution to post a weekly photograph of a rubber duck. Because my daughter loved rubber duckies so much, my goal was to post a picture a week of one of her rubber ducks. I had so much fun taking and posting the pictures last year that I decided to continue the Rubber Ducky Project again this year. Here are the travels of the rubber ducky over the past year!

Week 1

The Duck and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium features a rubber duck in front of the sign for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium — one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States — located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Week 2

The Duck and the Hither Hills West Overlook features a rubber duck at the Hither Hills West Overlook along the Montauk Highway on Long Island.

Week 3

The Duck and the Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Moai Cast features a rubber duck with the Easter Island Moai at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Week 4

The Duck and Hannibal, Missouri features a rubber duck looking out over Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of author Mark Twain.

Week 5

The Duck and the Delacorte Clock features a rubber duck beneath the Delacorte Clock — a clocked named after philanthropist George T. Delacorte that brings seasonal chimes and nursery rhymes on the half hour — in Central Park.

Week 6

The Duck and ‘Big Clay #4’ features a rubber duck beneath ‘Big Clay #4’ by Urs Fischer in Seagram Plaza in New York City.

Week 7

The Duck and Pennsylvania features a rubber duck at the mile marker 1 rest stop of Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania.

Week 8

The Duck and the Pigeon on the Empire State Building features a rubber duck next to a pigeon on top of the Empire State Building in New York City.

Week 9

The Duck and David’s Garden features a rubber duck next at David’s Garden, the Rose Garden between the Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion dedicated to David Oats, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

Week 10

The Duck and the Central Park Zoo features a rubber duck outside the Central Park Zoo, the first official zoo to open in the city, in Manhattan in New York City.

Week 11

The Duck and Lover’s Leap in Hannibal, Missouri features a rubber duck looking out over the Mississippi River from Lover’s Leap on Highway 79 in Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of author Mark Twain.

Week 12

The Duck and the Goats at the Queens Zoo features a rubber duck outside goat enclosure at the Queens Zoo in Queens, New York.

Week 13

The Duck and the Montauk Point Lighthouse features a rubber duck by the Montauk Point Lighthouse, a lighthouse located adjacent to Montauk Point State Park at the easternmost point of Long Island in the hamlet of Montauk. The lighthouse was the first built within the state of New York, the first public works project of the new United States, and the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States.

Week 14

The Duck and the Hubbard House features a rubber duck in Hudson, Illinois outside the Hubbard House, the boyhood home of American writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard.

Week 15

The Duck and Bowling Green features a rubber duck at Bowling Green, a small public park in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan and the oldest public park in New York City.

Week 16

The Duck and Belvedere Castle features a rubber duck at Belvedere Castle, a folly in Central Park in Manhattan in New York City that contains exhibit rooms, an observation deck, and the location of the official Central Park weather station since 1919.

Week 17

The Duck and Belvedere Tower features a rubber duck next to the Belvedere Tower plaque at Belvedere Castle.

Week 18

The Duck and the Macaw at the Queens Zoo features a rubber duck next to a colorful macaw in the aviary at the Queens Zoo in New York City.

Week 19

The Duck and the Wisconsin State Capitol features a rubber duck looking up at the dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol, the tallest building in Madison.

Week 20

The Duck and the Henry Vilas Zoo features a rubber duck outside the front gate of the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin.

Week 21

The Duck and the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House features a rubber duck at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City.

Week 22

The Duck and the Coprolite at the Indiana State Museum features a rubber duck next to a sample of coprolite, or fossilized poop, at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Week 23

The Duck and the Metropolitan Museum of Art features a rubber duck outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the United States and one of the most visited art museums in the world.

Week 24

The Duck and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden features a rubber duck outside the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the second oldest zoo in the United States, in Ohio.

Week 25

The Duck and the Sherman House features a rubber duck outside the Sherman House in Batesville, Indiana.

Week 26

The Duck and the Black Swan features a rubber duck beside a black swan at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn.

Week 27

The Duck and the Rochelle Railroad Park features a rubber duck at the Rochelle Railroad Park in Rochelle, Illinois.

Week 28

The Duck and the Montauk-Block Island Ferry Route features a rubber duck looking out past West Lake Drive in Montauk, New York at the route that the ferry between Montauk and Block Island traverses.

Week 29

The Duck and the Cincinnati Art Museum features a rubber duck outside the Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Week 30

The Duck and Montauk Point State Park features a rubber duck overlooking Montauk Point State Park, an 862-acre state park located in the hamlet of Montauk at the eastern tip of Long Island.

Week 31

The Duck and the 1854 Steel Strap Rail features a rubber duck next to a section of steel strap rail at the Rochelle Railroad Park.

Week 32

The Duck and The Legend of Lovers Leap features a rubber duck on plaque commemorating The Legend of Lovers Leap at Lover’s Leap on Highway 79 in Hannibal, Missouri overlooking the Mississippi River.

Week 33

The Duck and the Sunnyside Ice House features a rubber duck under outside the ice house at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside in Tarrytown, New York.

Week 34

The Duck and the Mars Rover at the New York Hall of Science features a rubber duck in the Hall of Mirrors at the New York Hall of Science in New York City.

Week 35

The Duck and the Mastodon at the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor features a rubber duck next to the mastodon at the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor on Staten Island in New York City.

Week 36

The Duck and the Bowling Green Fence features a rubber duck on the Bowling Green Fence, which is a fence around a small public park in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan and the oldest public park in New York City.

Week 37

The Duck and the Pumpkin Blossom features a rubber duck nestled among pumpkin vines next to a pumpkin blossom in my garden.

Week 38

The Duck and the Newport Aquarium features a rubber duck outside the Newport Aquarium, an aquarium located in Kentucky at Newport on the Levee that currently offers 70 exhibits and 14 galleries that showcase thousands of aquatic animals from around the world.

Week 39

The Duck and Central Park from the American Museum of Natural History features a rubber duck looking out at Central Park on a snowy winter day from a window in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Week 40

The Duck and Shedd Aquarium features a rubber duck outside Shedd Aquarium, an indoor aquarium in Chicago that opened in 1930 and that contains 1,500 species including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects.

Week 41

The Duck and the Field Museum of Natural History features a rubber duck outside the Field Museum, a museum of natural history in Chicago, Illinois that contains over 24 million specimens and objects and a library of over 275,000 books, journals, and photo archives focused on biological systematics, evolutionary biology, geology, archaeology, ethnology, and material culture.

Week 42

The Duck and Sue at the Field Museum of Natural History features a rubber duck next to Sue — the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found — at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

Week 43

The Duck and the Illinois in the American Revolution Historical Marker features a rubber duck next to a historical marker located at the Hauberg Indian Museum in Rock Island, Illinois that tells of the involvement of the Sauk tribe in the Revolutionary War.

Week 44

The Duck and the Statue of Black Hawk features a rubber duck in front of the statue of Black Hawk, a band leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe, by Welsh sculptor David Richards located at the Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island, Illinois.

Week 45

The Duck and the Black Hawk State Historic Site features a rubber duck in front of the Black Hawk: Sauk Warrior sign located at the Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island, Illinois.

Week 46

The Duck and the Turkey features a rubber duck with a turkey at Rader Family Farms in Normal, Illinois.

Week 47

The Duck and the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island features a rubber duck basking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the Coney Island Beach.

Week 48

The Duck and Curtis Orchard features a rubber duck in an oversized rocking chair at Curtis Orchard in Champaign, Illinois.

Week 49

The Duck and Pumpkin Creek Farms features a rubber duck in front of a pumpkin and squash display at Pumpkin Creek Farms in Sherman, Illinois.

Week 50

The Duck and A Christmas Story House features a rubber duck in front of the A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio.

Week 51

The Duck and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall Roosevelt Sculpture features a rubber duck on the knee of the Theodore Roosevelt sculpture at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Week 52

The Duck and the Ramble features a rubber duck overlooking the Ramble — a woodland walk through highly varied topography in Central Park — from Belvedere Castle in Central Park in New York City.

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