Peking DUKW! The Best Way to Visit Chinatown is by WWII-Era Amphibious Truck

Pick Your Duck and then go for a ride.

Through Chinatown if necessary.

“The name DUKW comes from the model naming terminology used by GMC; the“D” indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the “U” meant “utility (amphibious)”, the “K” indicated all-wheel drive and the “W”indicated two powered rear axles.”

(The “D” stands for 1942? Of course! Why couldn’t I have figured that one out?)

Our Peking Duck takes Grant (nee Dupont) Avenue:

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But be sure to bail out quickly when your duck starts to go down during the water portion of the tour – more than a few tourists have been dragged down to a wat’ry grave by poorly maintained vehicles. The after-market canopies are surprisingly hard to escape from. Oh well.

Anyway, quack quack.

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