DUKW as tourist attraction

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by salientpoints, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    There is/ was one on Jersey that runs to the Castle in St Helier bay.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  4. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    I saw a DUKW being driven by Elvis Presley off the coast of LLandudno.

    Nobody believed me when I told them I'd seen him in a DUKW. They said it must have been a pedalo.
     
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  5. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Did he go down with the ship?

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  6. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    It's probably my age, but I look at that and think "Thunderbird 4".
    Looks like the driver did too...
     
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  7. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Finally worked out where the photos I took were located - this is a going concern called RAINFORESTATION in the far north of Queensland, just outside of Cairns. They operate a fleet of DUKW trucks and take punters for a drive through some rain forest and across a lake or two - all good fun.

    In fact, I am off to Cairns tomorrow and wifey said that if I behave I can go there again this time.
     

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  9. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    I used to live in Kansas City and went on the Branson "duck boat" tour with my kids a few years ago. Sad news indeed. They do get bad storms there that sometimes come out of the blue (it's tornado country). Or perhaps the company shouldn't have been running the tours in bad weather? I'm sure we'll find out in due course.
     
  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Cell phone video looks terrible. Those poor people.
     
  11. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Shocking images of this incident.

    I haven’t read the whole topic so apologies if this one has been mentioned further up of tthe thread.

    There was a DUKW tourist tour around Liverpool - in the Albert Dock and on land around the City Centre - for a good few years with even the Queen being one satisfied user.

    Unfortunately it had a sinking episode in calm weather - on the Albert Dock - no one injured - which lead to a H&S review and its permanent removal from service.

    Steve

    Yellow Duckmarines sinking - report says 'lucky' no passengers drowned

     
  12. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    God, that is awful.

    Four people died in one in Ottawa back around 2000-2002. They are just not safe enough for this purpose.
     
  13. Owen

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    Just found out they also have DUKWs in Philadelphia .
    Had a look at some pics & saw they had an accident a few years ago.
     
  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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