Nineteen years later, this small story is still in the news. The Daily Mail wrote an article about it a few years ago and Wikipedia has an entry, calling the toys "Friendly Floatees". I recently read a review in The Week about a new book, Moby-Duck.
These plastic toys have traveled far.
|Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Flotsam scientist|
|Chart from Wikipedia|
I did a lot of wilderness rowing and kayaking in Alaska back in the mid-80's to mid-90's. We would travel hundreds of miles each summer, picking our weather and camping on the beach.
One year (it must have been 1993), there was the added attraction of looking for bathtub toys at each new campsite. We found quite a few, but I only have one frog now.