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  • Noah’s Ark Crashes Into Coast Guard Vessel… You Read That Right

    06/11/2016 1:03:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 66 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    A 230-foot long replica of Noah’s Ark collided with a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel as it arrived in Oslo, Norway on Friday, causing damage to both ships. Media says the wooden replica, built by a Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers after he dreamed of a flood in his home town, was being towed into Oslo harbor when it somehow lost control and crashed into the moored patrol vessel Nornen.
  • Modern-Day Noah Opens Doors Of Ark Creation

    07/31/2012 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/29/12 | Robert Nisbet
    A faithful reproduction of Noah's ark, using the dimensions in The Bible, has just opened to the public in The Netherlands. It was constructed by the Dutch creationist and millionaire building contractor Johan Huibers, after he dreamt that Holland would be flooded once again. He used the ancient measurement of the cubit - the length of a man's arm from the elbow to the fingertips - to build the craft according to Biblical proportions. In Genesis the ark is described as being 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high so the mammoth effort took him and his...
  • Dutch Carpenter Builds Full-Size Replica of Noah's Ark

    07/01/2011 8:03:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 63 replies
    TIME Newsfeed ^ | 7/1/11 | Zachary Cohen
    Johan Huibers just finished a building a new ark that is even bigger than his original one, pictured here.It turns out somebody actually knows what a cubit is. Because one man converted the Biblical measurements to create a scale model of Noah's ark. And it's big. Really big. Johan Huibers of the Netherlands had a dream in 1991 that Holland was flooding. Three years and $1.6 million later, Huibers has a shiny new tourist attraction. The boat, which is as long as football field and four stories high, will be opened to the public as a tourist attraction with a...
  • Meet the man who’s re-creating Noah’s Ark

    06/22/2011 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Today.MSNBC ^ | June 22, 2011 | By Michael Inbar
    While Noah will likely always remain the first name in arks, tourists are chomping at the bit to climb aboard “Johan’s Ark,” an ambitious re-creation of the biblical boat that’s attracting gawkers galore along a waterfront shipyard in Dordrecht, a city in the western Netherlands. Dutch builder Johan Huibers is expected to complete work on the massive vessel sometime next month in what has been a staggeringly ambitious project to bring one of the best-known stories of the Bible to life. It’s taken three years of his life and $1.6 million out of his pocket, but Huibers, owner of a...
  • Modern-Day Noah: Dutch Man Builds Ark of Biblical Proportions

    02/16/2011 10:16:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Time Newsfeed ^ | 02/16/2011 | Zoe Fox
    If you had infinite time and endless religious zeal, what are the chances you'd spend your days building a life-size replica of Noah's Ark? After dreaming of the Netherlands disappearing in water almost 20 years ago, Johan Huibers set out to recreate an ark like Noah's in the Book of Genisis. Practically speaking, it's not a ridiculous aspiration, as nearly one-quarter of the Netherlands lies below sea level. Almost 2,000 people in his home province were killed by a flood in 1953. Between 2005 and 2007 he built his first ark, spending six days a week constructing a half-size replica...
  • Working Replica of Noah's Ark Opens In Schagen, Netherlands

    10/14/2010 9:54:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News Blaze ^ | September 19, 2008
    This is truly amazing! Cannot even imagine the work time and money that went into this venture. It's also amazing to see how large this is - and that the fact it is to scale of biblical times. Enjoy. *** The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was thrown open Saturday for the first crowd of curious Pilgrims and townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark, built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible. The ark is 150...
  • Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible)

    10/18/2009 11:16:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 72 replies · 4,343+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | October 17, 2009
    This is amazing. The wood alone would have cost him a fortune.     Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible) In Schagen , NetherlandsThe massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened to the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch creationist, Johan Huibers, as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high an d 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a...
  • One man and a vision (Dutch ‘Ark’-builder draws visitors from all over the world)

    03/03/2009 9:04:28 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 851+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Frans Gunnink
    One man and a vision Frans Gunnink chats with Johan Huibers, Dutch ‘Ark’-builder Johan Huibers is now well-known as the self-employed Dutch carpenter who has built a working ‘Ark’ nearly half as long as Noah’s original. Since opening for public viewing in mid-2007 in the Netherlands, many thousands of visitors have ‘flooded’ into the ‘Ark’...
  • Lessons From an Interglacial Past

    12/19/2007 12:01:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 186+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 18 December 2007 | Phil Berardelli
    Enlarge ImageClimate recorder. Chemical changes over time in the fossils of microscopic sea creatures called planktonic foraminifera can help scientists track ancient sea levels. Credit: Howard Spero, UC Davis/NSF When the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its latest report on global warming last summer, one of its most dramatic predictions was that sea levels would rise as much as 0.58 meters during the next century--enough to threaten coastal cities in Southeast Asia and North America. That's nothing, however, compared to what happened about 124,000 years ago. At a certain point during the warm "interglacial" between...
  • New Noah's Ark ready to sail [full size 'replica' in Holland]

    04/28/2007 10:48:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 3,854+ views
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2007
    SCHAGEN, Netherlands (AP) -- The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was thrown open Saturday -- you could say it was the first time in 4,000 years -- drawing a crowd of curious pilgrims and townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark, built by Dutch creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible. Reckoning by the old biblical measurements, Johan's fully functional ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a football...
  • Dutchman Builds Replica of Noah's Ark

    04/02/2006 1:12:54 PM PDT · by NTW64 · 34 replies · 1,370+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar. 31, 2006 | Toby Sterling
    SCHAGEN, Netherlands (AP) – Some people think he's crazy. His wife's not exactly thrilled either. But like the biblical Noah, Dutchman Johan Huibers is steadfast in his mission: he's building an enormous working replica of Noah's Ark as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible
  • Dutchman builds modern Noah's Ark

    03/30/2006 7:46:16 AM PST · by narby · 40 replies · 1,017+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-28-06
    Dutchman Johan Huibers is building a working replica of Noah's Ark as a testament to his Christian faith. The 47-year-old from Schagen, 45km (30 miles) north of Amsterdam, plans to set sail in September through the interior waters of the Netherlands. Johan's Ark is a fifth of the size of Noah's and will carry farmyard animals. Mr Huibers, who plans to open the vessel as a religious monument and zoo, hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands. Although Mr Huibers has tried to remain true to the ark described in the Bible, Johan's Ark is constructed...