Sunday, January 23, 2011
The Inspiration for The Columbia
The publicity blurb on the back is dated April 6, 1958:
The “Columbia,” a three-masted fully rigged sailing vessel and a historic replica of the first American ship to sail around the world, will be launched on Disneyland’s frontier river early in June. The 93-foot long vessel will carry 300 passengers. The area below the main deck will be turned into a display and exhibit of United States maritime history at a later date.
And the final product:
The Old Gal is still a popular attraction today, taking guests around The Rivers of America:
Here’s one of the freaker exhibits from the exhibit mentioned in the article:
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