Rotary Duck Succumbs To Heat

Sunny — the 23-foot inflatable duck promoting Westport Sunrise Rotary’s Great Duck Race on June 4 — has been the most popular downtown attraction since The Crane.

After hanging out by the library, he moved over to more ducky territory: the Saugatuck River.

Today’s near-90-degree heat must have gotten to him, though. Alert “06880” reader Dorian Barth spotted Sunny keeled over:

(Photo/Dorian Barth)

(Photo/Dorian Barth)

Or maybe he was just resting.

7 responses to “Rotary Duck Succumbs To Heat

  1. JP Vellotti

    The duck needs ballast below the waterline. One suggestion is to use the eyelets on the bottom make a simple rope bridle at the 12/3/6/9 o’clock position and hang some weight from that center point. A concrete block would be enough.

  2. Ann Marie Flynn

    How will he get the water out of his ears. Best his does so he will be able to
    hear us tell him how handsome he is….and we have great pride in his being in Westport.

  3. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Ahoy! Nine little rubber ducks are still afloat!

  4. Amy Schneider

    He’s resting in a “No Parking Any Time” area. But it is a napping zone.

  5. Mark Jacobs


  6. Helen Garten

    Sunny is upright again. Thanks to Morley Boyd, Jaime Bairaktaris and Orlando Fonseca, who braved the muck of the river to lift her up.

  7. Wendy Crowther

    Once again, Sunny is a Sitting Duck!