PORT ANGELES: 18,825 rubber ducks float for a good cause


PORT ANGELES — With the boom of a starting gun, 18,825 yellow rubber ducks slid from the bed of a purple and silver dump truck and poured into a canal at the Daishowa America mill.

Under the watch of a Clallam County Sheriff’s Department boat and about 500 spectators, the ducks sped west with the tide, past crabs, fish and starfish.

Organizers estimated that the 12th annual duck race, which is a fund-raiser for the Olympic Memorial Hospital Foundation and Sequim Rotary Club, will net about $70,000.

The 18,825 ducks sold this year beat the record 17,168 sold last year.

At the end of their quarter-mile dash Sunday, one duck came out ahead, winning J.D. Logelin of Port Angeles a new Toyota truck from Wilder Toyota.

This full report appears in today’s Clallam County edition of the Peninsula Daily News, on sale now. Click onto “Subscribe” to order your copy via U.S. mail. See below for a complete list of winners from Sunday’s duck race.

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