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2,000 Rubber Ducks to Be Launched in Annual Quogue Duck Race

The event will take place on Friday at 5:45 p.m. at the Quogue Bridge.

Some 2,000 rubber ducks will race down the canal from the Post Lane Bridge to the Quogue Dock on Friday at 5:45 p.m.

The annual race, which is in its second year, is expected to draw a huge crowd with every yellow rubber duck made available at local shops sold. 

"Although we purchased over 2,000, the ducks were sold out," said Traci Duke, of the 100-year-old Quogue Association, which sponsors the event. 

The ducks, according to Duke, were sold for $5 each or could be bought as a quack-pack of 5 for $20 or a ducky dozen for $50. 

The ducks, said Duke, will all be collected from area shops on Friday afternoon and readied to be dropped over the east side of the Post Lane Bridge.

Last year's duck race also drew a large crowd, with spectators cheering for their ducks as they made their way along the canal, escorted by kayakers. That race was won Randy Cardo, who donated his $1,250 prize to the Surf Club of Quogue's scholarship fund.  

To watch a video of last year's race, click here

Did you buy a duck to race? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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