Johan's Ark is a Noah's Ark-themed barge in Dordrecht, Netherland, which was built by the Dutch millionaire contractor and creationist Johan Huibers. It is half the length of the Ark described in the Bible, and 40% of the width, but the same height.
A full-sized (137 m / 450 ft) version is in Dordrecht, open to the public.[not in citation given] This ark is carried on a platform made up of 25 LASH barges and has a coaster's seaworthiness license. The new ark is partly financed by income from the first ark as well as donations and loans.
It features animal models, including cows, penguins, a crocodile, and a giraffe.
The Bible story says that Noah was commanded to build an ark having a length of 300 cubits, a width of 50 cubits, and a height of 30 cubits. Johan's Ark is half the length of that given in the Bible, 150 cubits or 68.5 metres, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide.
Huibers built the structure in the river port of Schagen, 45 km north of Amsterdam, taking one and a half years. In 2007 he opened the doors to visitors. After a few months the structure was towed by tugboat through canals in the Netherlands and moored in the harbours of Rotterdam and Arnhem.[not in citation given] The ark was sold to Dutch artist Aad Peters in 2010.
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- HELP BRING THE ARK TO BRAZIL
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- Official website
- Video of ark and Huibers
- BBC Article about the Ark
- Associated Press Article about the Ark
- The Guardian, Article about the Ark
- The Australian, Article about the Ark
- Another Article about the Ark, in USA Today