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Big Duck

Sears-Bellows Pond County Park
Flanders, Suffolk County, New York

The Big Duck
Photo: National Park Service License: 2
The Big Duck was an advertising gimmick built by a farmer to sell duck eggs and other poultry. The building has been moved several times and is now located between Flanders and Hampton Bays on Long Island.

The building is made mostly of wood, wire mesh and cement.

The duck was built by Martin Maurer to sell his ducks and their eggs.

The Big Duck is 18 feet wide, 30 feet long and 20 feet tall.

This particular duck is a Pekin Duck.

The Big Duck may have been influential in the field of architecture. Any structure that is shaped like the product sold in it is called a "duck."

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