NYC Ducks (updated)

Posted: 16 February, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Picture by Will van Dorp, www.tugster.wordpress.com

Picture by Will van Dorp, http://www.tugster.wordpress.com

NYC Ducks

IMO : n/a

Build : think so, they don’t grow on trees like that!

My spies from the Big Apple pointed me to these uglyer than ugly creatures, to quote one of them : “The ducks are the UGLIEST eye sore in the river! They are supposed to be amphibious, but it is a NYC bus reject that they roll from a ramp into the water with unsuspecting tourists. It is truly an accident waiting to happen. I have NO clue how they got USCG certification to carry passengers. I have seen them almost turtle over with the smallest wake” Well, not much to add for me then, is it?

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Did you think they were made of wood?? WRONG!!! it’s fake, it’s painted, it’s ridiculous! And Ugly……..

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Really & truly ugly ducklings!

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Picture by Will van Dorp, www.tugster.wordpress.com

Picture by Will van Dorp, http://www.tugster.wordpress.com

Is Elmer Fudd or any other interested hunter out there to shoot them as soon as the season has started again?

Picture by Warner Bros, via the Interweb

Picture by Warner Bros, via the Interweb

Thank you Will of Tugster for providing some of the pictures and thank you anonymous for the subtle description!

Updated (16-02-2009):

While on the other side of the pond these things are used under the same name (different meaning tough) in my hometown of Liverpool:

Picture by Ed O'keeffe via www.edsphotoblog.com

Picture by Ed O'keeffe via http://www.edsphotoblog.com

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

These things look as ugly but a bit more “seaworthy” than their NYC-siblings.

 

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Comments
  1. Quotes Men says:

    Nice Duck! I’m living in NY 5 years and never saw this Duck. Thanks for post!

  2. Bill M says:

    “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about”.
    “…they are supposed to be amphibious, but it is a NYC bus reject that they roll from a ramp into the water with unsuspecting tourists.”
    Obviously the writer is not just an idiot, but a complete idiot. Nothing is more disturbing than profound ignorance and this writer is fully immersed in it.
    The ducks are NOT NYC bus rejects. They are custom built “T-boats” manufactured by Hydraterra (http://www.terrawind.com/hydraterra.htm).
    The boats are USCG inspected and undergo strenuous stability tests. ” I have seen them almost turtle over with the smallest wake” – another idiotic statement. The boats have transited wakes and waves on the Hudson that would have swamped smaller vessels. They are practically unsinkable. I know as I have piloted them for two seasons. They may not be the prettiest boats on the river, but they are far more fun to run than anything else out there.

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