Elmira, New York: Statue of Absent (Dead) Duck
- Catherine St., Elmira, NY
- I-86/Southern Tier Expy exit 56. Turn west onto Hwy 352/Water St. for about one mile, then turn left at the light onto Madison Ave./Sly St. Cross the bridge and make the first left onto Maple Ave., then make the first left again onto Catherine St. Brand Park will be on the left. The duck stands by itself in the grass on a short concrete pillar, in front of the river berm.
The Labrador Duck vanished in 1878. It was last seen in a spot now marked by a bronze likeness of the AWOL water fowl. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/18/2010]
Visitor Tips and News About Statue of Absent (Dead) Duck
This sculpture is one of five memorials to birds driven to extinction by mankind's rapacity. They are the work of artist Todd McGrain and can be found sited near to the last place the birds were found in the wild.[Jim Roberts, 02/26/2016]
Statue of Absent (Dead) Duck
The "life-size" part of the description may be misleading for non-Labrador Duck experts, as this duck is over 5 feet tall![Heather, 09/04/2012]