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Seattle's Duck Dodge turns 38

Summer is underway, and with it comes a long-standing Seattle tradition: the Duck Dodge. Nearly every Tuesday night, dozens of sailboats and dinghies do laps around a triangular course on Seattle's Lake Union. The Dodge has been around for 38 years, and it draws anywhere from 50 to 90 boats each week.

Captain Jiri Senkyrik, a Duck Dodge regular, says the prizes are dignity, pride, and a little gold duck sticker to display on your mast.

The rules are pretty simple. Basically, no hitting, no bribery (when anyone’s looking) and most importantly, never make a duck change its course.

For more on the Duck Dodge, visit their website or their Facebook page.

Lindsay Lowe is an intern at KNKX. She attends the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, and plans to pursue a career in public radio after graduation.
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