Ride the Ducks Nissan LEAF all electric taxicab Washington DC

With one year anniversary of tragic Seattle Ride the Ducks crash approaching – this is probably bad timing on my part. In years past I’ve ridden Seattle Ducks twice and Memphis Ducks once.

DC Ducks are seen in 2 locations – last one is in front of Union Station.

A Nissan LEAF all electric taxicab makes another appearance. You see it on right of Duck Boat – then it’s on left. Interestingly enough I was so focused on the Duck I almost missed LEAF taxi.

Duck Tours in US are not run by same operator. Some cities are independent or run by regional company.

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Ride the Ducks is a national duck tour operator, and an eponymous tourist attraction in U.S. cities.

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DUKW (colloquially known as Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious modification of the 2-ton capacity CCKW trucks used by the U.S. military in World War II.

“The first “duck tour” company was started in 1946 by Mel Flath in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.”

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“Ten of the company’s 20 amphibious Duck vehicles have since been allowed to return to service in Seattle, but they now take a different route that avoids travel over the narrow Aurora Bridge.”

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