July 13, 2003

Duckie Landfall

Eleven years ago, a cargo ship lost a load of rubber duckies in a storm. The cargo was on its way to Seattle when it was liberated, and the rubber toys have been floating in the worlds oceans ever since.

But now hundreds of them are predicted to come ashore along the New England coast.

This has nothing to do with any of the rubber duckie races which apparently take place all over the country.

Posted by James at July 13, 2003 10:55 AM
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That's heartwarming. What an arduous migration.

Posted by: Mike at July 13, 2003 5:59 PM

I'm hoping to find at least one when I hit the beach this summer.

Just think how far we've come as a civilization--beach glass is in decline (http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/194/metro/Sea_of_glass-.shtml), but plastics adrift in the ocean are breaking down to cause even more pollution, and now, rubber duckies.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 14, 2003 10:11 AM

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