New and improved is always used when marketing the latest adventure, boat, car, or dream destination. However, when those four items are wrapped into one flying apparatus, you have the Gweduck, a composite twin-engine flying boat-style amphibian aircraft that splashed out of a rain cloud in a stream of sunlight and softly plopped down in Auke Bay on Monday.
“We named it Gweduck because all the good water bird names were already taken,” pilot Ross Mahon said. “And geoduck clams are pretty important in the Pacific Northwest.”
Gweduck is an alternate spelling for that clam.