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The Wacker Quacker

 

A popular tourist attraction arond the Albert Dock, Liverpool, The wacker Quacker is a modified World War II DUKW that takes passengers on a thril packed trip around the dosks and streets of Liverpool. At least that's what the advertising blurb says although it does look quite good fun.

There are now three DUKWs on the go, this one is the original Wacker Quacker I. The etomolgy of the name is obvious to a scouser, Wack being a term of endearment or threat depending upon the tone used, as in "Eh Wack What yer Doin" and Quacker from the duck/DUKW symbiosis. It's a;; in the name really.

The DUKW was originally designed by the USA company General Motors for use in amphibious landings and performed well on D-day and other occasions. They must have been built well to stand up to the rigors of tourists in Liverpool.

The Wacker Quacker

 

A popular tourist attraction arond the Albert Dock, Liverpool, The wacker Quacker is a modified World War II DUKW that takes passengers on a thril packed trip around the dosks and streets of Liverpool. At least that's what the advertising blurb says although it does look quite good fun.

There are now three DUKWs on the go, this one is the original Wacker Quacker I. The etomolgy of the name is obvious to a scouser, Wack being a term of endearment or threat depending upon the tone used, as in "Eh Wack What yer Doin" and Quacker from the duck/DUKW symbiosis. It's a;; in the name really.

The DUKW was originally designed by the USA company General Motors for use in amphibious landings and performed well on D-day and other occasions. They must have been built well to stand up to the rigors of tourists in Liverpool.

comments (4)

Nice image! Interesting caption, too!
Should I say "Nice one Wack"? grin
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Marcello, appreciate it.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2007, 14:44
LOL at the names, Les. Quite entertaining, I must say! I like the scale shown by the juxtaposition against the other boat. Lots to see in this pic. smile
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, the Brocklebank looks quite big in the dock but out on the river she is quite small.
Looks a bit Heath Robinson to me! Good picture Les and an interesting story to go with it.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, the baackend is a bit cobbled together.
Nice contrast of forms and colors!
Les Auld: Thanks Jose, glad you like it.

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