Would the Ark Float?

Popular Ark Misconceptions

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Part 3



This is Ken Ham, author of the book on millennials in the church, Ready to Return.


The Ark was a massive wooden vessel. Now would such a ship float? Well, with the right design, the Ark would have no problems floating for five months before it landed on the mountains of Ararat.

Ancient cultures used to build huge wooden ships that successfully floated. Actually, as recently as the early twentieth century there was a wooden schooner, The Wyoming in use. Now, skeptics often bring up The Wyoming to say the Ark never could have floated because this wooden ship twisted in the water and sank.

What they don’t tell you is that this ship transported thousands of tons of coal for fourteen years before it sank!

Now a study of history shows us that properly designed, wooden ships can certainly float.

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