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Summer in Seattle
5:00 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Seattle's Duck Dodge turns 38

Dozens of sailboats and dinghies participate in Lake Union's Duck Dodge most Tuesday nights.
Mallory Kaniss KPLU

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.

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