The Ark—would it float?


Part 4



This is Ken Ham, on a mission to call the church back to God’s Word and the gospel.


Would a massive wooden ship like Noah’s ark actually 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 a century ago there was a wooden schooner, The Wyoming, in use. Now, skeptics often bring up The Wyoming to say the ark could never 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!

History shows us that properly designed wooden ships can certainly float.

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