Noah's Ark replicas and derivatives
Numerous interpretations of Noah's Ark have been built and proposed. Some were intended to be replicas, i.e. as close as possible to the original, but the original, assuming it did ever exist, is no longer. Others are looser derivatives inspired by the idea.
The Biblical description of the Ark is brief beyond the basic measures of length, height and width, and the exact design of any "replica" must largely be a matter of conjecture. Some interpret the Ark as simply a chest-like structure with rectangular sides; other reconstructions (like Ark Encounter) give it a rounded bow and stern.
The Bible gives the length of the ark as 300 cubits. Various cubits were in use in antiquity, but to be considered "full-scale", an Ark replica would have to be somewhere in the range from about 135 to upward of 150 meters long (ca. 440 to 500+ feet).
- Johan's Ark in Dordrecht, Netherlands. 137 meters (450 ft) long and carried on a platform made up of 25 LASH barges, this is the only full-scale Ark interpretation that is actually floating and mobile.
- Noah's Ark theme park at Ma Wan Island, Hong Kong, China. This interpretation is also 137 meters (450 ft) long.
- Ark Encounter is located on a hill in Grant County, Kentucky, United States. It is 155 meters (510 ft) long.
- Johan's Ark — Johan Huibers also built a reduced-size ark.
- 2/3-scale model in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada.
- Greenpeace built a 10x4x4 meter replica ark on Mount Ararat in 2007 to warn about "impending climate disaster". It was later relocated to the town of Iğdır.
- Cement-and-iron replica, 200 feet by 15 feet, in park operated by Freud de Melo in Hidrolândia, Goiás, Brazil.
- Replicas of portions of the ark at the Creation Museum (Petersburg, Kentucky) and in a warehouse nearby.
- Partial replica built for filming the movie Noah (Oyster Bay, Long Island)
- Replica in Hialeah, Florida. Planned to include a petting zoo. Under construction as of April 2013.
- God's Ark of Safety, church building in Frostburg, Maryland. Under construction as of 2014.
- A reduced-scale replica was built as a set for the movie Evan Almighty in Virginia and then disassembled.
- Noah's Ark Restaurant, St. Charles, Missouri, United States — Ark-shaped restaurant, torn down in 2007.
- Dutchman Johan Huibers completes 20-year quest to build full-scale, functioning model of Noah's Ark, New York Daily News, December 11, 2012.
- Noah's Ark Replica Made By Johan Huibers Opens Doors In Dordrecht, Netherlands, David Moye, Huffington Post, July 30, 2012; accessed on line Oct. 7, 2015.
- Hong Kong Christens an Ark of Biblical Proportions, Jonathan Cheng, April 14, 2009, Wall Street Journal (accessed on line Oct. 7, 2015.)
- Latter-Day Noahs Build Arks, April 14, 2009, Wall Street Journal (accessed on line Oct. 7, 2015.)
- Replica of Noah's Ark built as symbol of hope, Greenpeace, May 31, 2007.
- Buried Alive, Oct. 31, 2008, Wall Street Journal (accessed on line Oct. 7, 2015.)
- A Man Called Freud Can't Keep His Phobia Buried, Matt Moffett, Wall Street Journal (accessed on line Oct. 7, 2015.)
- A full-size Noah's Ark will be built in Kentucky biblical park. The Tennessean – November 20, 2012
- Noah's Ark is a wash out after Hurricane Sandy may have pummeled the replica built for upcoming Darren Aronofsky flick, Ethan Sacks, New York Daily News, November 1, 2012; accessed on line Oct. 7, 2015.
- Four men build Noah’s Ark replica near Hialeah, Miami Herald, 15 April 2013.
- Cheryl K. Chumley – Florida man building Noah’s Ark replica to push environmentalism. The Washington Times – April 15, 2013.
- Evan Almighty production information, accessed on line Oct. 7, 2015.
- "Evan Almighty" most expensive film ever shot in Virginia, Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot, June 22, 2007. Accessed on line Oct. 7, 2015.