Skip to comments.Cold weather puts Duck Tours on ice (Boston)
Posted on 03/06/2014 11:18:01 AM PST by matt04
Boston Duck Tours could be the latest victim of a frigid and stormy winter thats grounded flights, resulted in a road salt shortage and caused potholes galore.
The 20th season of the companys land-water tours could be delayed due to a frozen Charles River that could ground its fleet of nearly 30 former World War II amphibious vehicles.
Boston Duck Tours has stopped ticket sales for its March 17 launch through March 20 a first for the company and general manager Cindy Brown said shell keep her fingers crossed about opening weekend.
The river is definitely still frozen, Brown said. Every year we say this time of year that it will melt, and every time it has melted. But this year has been unseasonably bad, and were just worried we might not get to (that) point.
Boston Duck Tours vehicles splash into the Charles River by the Museum of Science and could operate solely in the lower basin if that portion becomes ice-free, but Brown prefers being able to navigate the entire river so customers get a view of the Boston skyline.
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perhaps the basic design was ww-ii, but most of the fleet are modern replicas, complete with automatic transmissions, etc.. had the opportunity to ride on last year. it was fun. if i ever win the lottery im gonna buy me one ;-)
Duck Tour Die Nasty?.....................
I believe the Pittsburgh Duck Tours use the real vehicles — of course, they were repainted and refurbished. But whether real or replicas — they are fun to tour in.
lots of fun...
The river is definitely still frozen,
Might say Paul Revere,
But that would have been
In warmer times,
Long before Global Warming began.
If Paul Revere rode the same route today,
What would he do, and what would he say?
The “One if by Land, and 2 if by Sea”
Would need an much needed “3 for the Ice.”
The joys of Global Warming,
With extreme Climate Changes,
Tax Boston Citizens now more
Than George’s Tea Tax before!
Or the World Series
Just yesterday a couple of ice breakers broke through the Charles river to the Longfellow bridge so that a barge used in the bridge’s reconstruction could be moved. They were at it again today after the ice froze again in last night’s 10 degree weather.
Serious global warming going on out there.
The Wisconsin Dells Duck tours had original WW 2 DUKS.
I rode them as a kid in the 60’s. Took my kids in the 90’s.
They were still telling the exact same corny jokes.