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Trek Tag Duckie Race - RITZ QUACKERS (magenta tag)

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Released:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Origin:
Michigan, United States
Recently Spotted:
Unknown Location

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Current GOAL

This little fellah is one of four in a race to get to Tacoma, Washington and then beyond! Help him meet his goal!  He loves water.  I would love photos of him especially near fountains, lakes, ponds! 

 

Rubber Ducks Dumped in 1992 Make a Strange Voyage...

It was January of 1992. A cargo ship departing from Hong Kong en Route to Tacoma, Wash. lost 29,000 rubber duckies, froggies, turtles, and other bathtub toys due to some unfortunate accident... or perhaps it was a daring escape!  Most of the duckies traveled south and landed on the shores of Australia, Indonesia, and South America.  The rest of the rubber duckies decided to make their fortune by going north to the Arctic. It was a long and treacherous journey. They ended up frozen in ice!  But their story doesn't end there. They broke free after a few years and headed straight towards Britain in summer of 2007.  Their voyage lasted over fifteen years. They were destined to be mere bathtub toys, but instead they traveled the world and taught scientists a lot about how the ocean currents work!


 

About This Item

Prepping for the great race!

Do not keep him – he’s in a race!  Please log him at geocaching.com/track.  He is a little yellow duckie with a magenta travel tag and a "don't keep me" tag

Ritz Quackers and friends were released at Midwest Geobash 2012.  Visit him and his buddies at Duck Race or individually at:

This voyage is in memory of my first trackable, Quackers - TB4BW5G, who went missing Sept. 2011

 

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Mark Missing 3/24/2015 scrapcat marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Write note 3/24/2015 scrapcat posted a note for it   Visit Log

Ok, you ready for this one? 2 years ago, Lorna and I each released 4 Rubber Duckie Trackables at MWGB in a race to reach Tacoma, WA.

Two of mine made it within 30 miles of Tacoma WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK and then were MUGGLED! Another went missing in a cache 18 months ago.

I just received this email from Bluedrgn52 about my last one:

"So I went to drop off Mr. Quackers (Duckie Race - RITZ QUACKERS (magenta tag)) when I was visiting my step daughter this weekend in Bellingham, Wa. We put him in her purse and hit the gym, then were going to drop him off on our way home. We put our purses into gym lockers and when we came back from working out, her gym locker had been broken in to. They tampered with mine, but I got lucky and they weren't able to get into it. However, Mr Duckie was stolen along with her purse, iphone, wallet, and all her important info.

Poor Mr. Quackers. I have no idea if the thief will throw him away or possibly get into geocaching due to stealing him and help him on his way. However, he is no longer in my hands, I am sad to say. I had hoped to get him pushed along. :(

I wanted to inform you of these tragic events. Poor Mr. Quackers. :("

My ducks are jinxed! Congrats to WikidKriket for the win! And thank you, Bluedrgn52, for letting me know. I'm glad you both are OK.

Retrieve It from a Cache 11/2/2014 Bluedrgn52 retrieved it from Travel Bug Hotel 2 (I-77 & I-480) Ohio   Visit Log

picked it up and will be moving it along this week. :)

Dropped Off 10/13/2014 Idaguste placed it in Travel Bug Hotel 2 (I-77 & I-480) Ohio - 227.27 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 9/28/2014 Idaguste retrieved it from Cachement on the Hill Ohio   Visit Log

way overdue time to travel

Discovered It 8/6/2014 ACLCoordinator discovered it   Visit Log

At the Livonia Meet n Greet...Scrapcat, Tageez, Commander Overlord + others, shared a HUGE quantity of trackables!

In my case, LincolnsAunt worked with Commander and Scrapcat to get a list together.
Just one of the reasons I date one of these people and hang out with the others...they are great! I'll let you figure out which is which :)

Thanks for all the sharing and documenting work done on these!

Discovered It 8/6/2014 lincolnsaunt discovered it   Visit Log

Virtually discovering this one courtesy of scrapcat, queen of the trackables :)

Dropped Off 4/20/2014 Royaldoy placed it in Cachement on the Hill Ohio - 143.03 miles  Visit Log

He is near a stream enjoying a beautiful Easter Day.

Retrieve It from a Cache 4/13/2014 Royaldoy retrieved it from WV Civil War Trail Zone 3 - Wardensville VC West Virginia   Visit Log

We will move the almighty sucky soon

Dropped Off 4/1/2014 team benjamin placed it in WV Civil War Trail Zone 3 - Wardensville VC West Virginia - 94.6 miles  Visit Log
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