Owners of Noah’s Ark replica sue over Act of God
Was it an act of God?
Or, an insurance company that won’t pay a claim.
Whatever it is, the owner of the life-size replica of Noah’s Ark in northern Kentucky has sued its insurers for refusing to cover rain damage.
While the replica of the arc survived two years of monsoon-like rains in 2017 and 2018, the floods caused a landslide on its access road, and its five insurance carriers refused to cover nearly $1 million in damages.
The original Noah’s Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6-9) through which God spares Noah, his family, and examples of all the world’s animals from a world-engulfing flood.
The Courier Journal reports that Ark Encounter has filed a 77-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Ark Encounter says guests have been unaffected by the work being done at the access road. Hours of operation were never affected.
The owners say “Ark Encounter is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. The Ark is an architectural and engineering wonder containing three decks of world-class exhibits.”
Ark Encounter says its version in Williamstown was built to the dimensions in the Bible and is the largest timber-frame structure in the world. Tickets to the ark and nearby Creation Museum are $75 for adults and 24 for children 5-12.