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    The Tall Ships and Rubber Duck arrive in Los Angeles


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MarieSager attended "The Tall Ship Festival" in San Pedro, California, on August 20, where she saw what is touted to be the world's largest rubber duck floating alongside the ships. According to Sager, the rubber duck was the most exciting part of the festival.
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    Tall Ships Festival of LA 2014 is happening now, and will continue until Sunday, October 24th.


    Wednesday was the enjoyable Parade of Ships, which I had the opportunity to view from the bow of the USS Battleship Iowa.   The staff and crew made our viewing experience very enjoyable.


    The World's Largest Rubber Duck made an appearance and participated in the Parade on Wednesday. This inflatable piece of art was created by the Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman in 2007. This 40 foot duck has traveled and made appearances in Hong Kong, Sydney and Amsterdam. Children and adults both connected to this iconic oversized bath toy and brought many smiles to the event.


    A few of the schooners that participated in the event were the Bill of Rights a 136-foot ship built in 1971 from Oxnard, California. The America Pride, built in 1941 and it's homeport location is Long Beach, California.


    If you have the opportunity to attend this fun event, don't be surprised if you run into a mermaid (Diana Godin) or two.


    Photos by Marie Sager, August 2014

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