Friday, August 19, 2016
I was fortunate to not have to work at the Minnesota Slip Bridge on Thursday, the day the Tall Ships arrived, but I did have to work on Friday. Like Thursday, the crowds have been quite large as this event is bringing visitors from all over the country. Managing the pedestrians and the boat traffic has been very challenging, requiring extra help at each end of the bridge when we need to open the bridge for boats. Luckily, help came when needed. For those who are wondering, the duck is 61 feet tall, about the height of a six-story building, and weighing in at 11 tons, equaling roughly 3,000 real ducks.