Port Austin, Michigan: Hocking's Emergency Ark - Barn Boat

Artist Scott Hocking took apart an old barn and rebuilt it in 2015 as a sad-looking, unseaworthy farm ark. Its official name is "Celestial Ship of the North," and a plaque is titled "Emergency Ark" -- but everyone calls it Barn Boat.

3429 Fehner Rd, Port Austin, MI
I-75 exit 162A. Drive east on MI-25 for 60.5 miles. Turn right just past the brown Oak Beach County Park sign onto Oak Beach Rd. Drive a little over a mile. Turn left onto Fehner Rd. You'll see the Barn Boat ahead, on the right.
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Emergency Ark.

Barn Boat

Celestial Ship of the North, aka Barn Boat.

[Mark Bauer, 09/15/2020]

Barn Boat is a construction from the building materials of an old barn, taken apart and reassembled into a comically unseaworthy ark by artist Scott Hocking.

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