Boston Globe 4/1/10: A Boston icon rides to the rescue in flooded Wayland. For years, the amphibious vehicles of Boston Duck Tours have ferried excited and bemused tourists around Boston, chugging down the streets and then plunging into the Charles River Basin for a better view of the city. Now, one of the iconic vehicles is playing a more serious role: helping the state with flood relief efforts after the recent torrential rains. One of the "duck boats" has been dispatched with two drivers to work in the western suburb of Wayland, where some residents in the Pelham Island Road area have been stranded by rising water and need to be ferried in and out of their neighborhood, said Cindy Brown, general manager of the company. The vehicle will be on duty today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.