Remember, Noah's Ark was built by amateurs; Titanic by professionals. Noah's Ark really does exist...
Noah's Ark was discovered in mid May of 1948 by a local Kurdish shepherd boy named Reshit Sarihan, who lives to this day (Sep. 2000), in the village of üzengili (previously called "Nasar" but changed to üzengili after the ark was discovered. - One should take note that "Nisir" was the Babylonian name for Noah's city). Heavy rains in May of 1948, combined with three noteworthy earthquakes exposed the ark impression from the collapsing, expansive and loose mud that had entrapped it for nearly 2 thousand years revealing the ark impression standing up, out of the terrain. In Josephus' time (1st-century A.D.) the Ark of Noah was well-known, because he mentions in Antiquities of the Jews , that people were still visiting the place and removing pieces of bitumen from the ark for amulets against imagined evils.
Hull shape intact
Aerial view is among the first ones taken eleven years after discovery, in 1959, and shows very little erosion, with hull shape intact. This photo will prove essential in the future, as time, and weather erodes the structure. One Ararat fan derogatorily called this "The boat-shaped object." One would quite naturally expect a boat to be in the shape of a boat, it does seem quite logical doesn't it?
Magazine Coverage in 1960
Early photo of expedition examining structure (presumably 1959). Here we look up to the south from the bow section directly into the hull impression. The photographer was standing in the pulpit prow which is 538 feet to the stern - measured by Fasold. 12 feet of vessel is not included in the impression (overhang) making the entire length of the ship 550 feet. This makes the cubit used 22 inches in length. This cubit figure is verified by subsurface bulkhead measurements with iron connections taken by Dave Fasold and Baumgartner (March,1985). This cubit figure means that Noah was probably 7 feet tall or more, that is if he had a 22 inch cubit (measured from elbow to middle finger with hand extended). One must realize there was no standard cubit except in instances such as the "royal Egyptian cubit." Each man's cubit is what he would have used to measure, and all were slightly different.
Above the mud
An artist's compilation of how the ark model fits the mold impression. It is elevated above the mold and was constructed with the actual ark-mold as the guide for shape. The other dimensions -width and height, were dictated by Genesis account. Spaceframe construction was necessary, a point confirmed by naval architects who claim a ship this large cannot be constructed of wood using conventional rib and keel techniques.
Here we see another artist's rendition, based on the evidence, and the shape of the mountain, precisely how the ark would have landed on Mt. Cudi pronounced "Judi" (the "mountain of the Kurds" "kHuD" meaning, in Hebrew, "the first." The slightly crescent shape of the island (mountain) keeps the ark from being washed around by fast currents. This feature allows the ark to be driven to a point near the center of the island, and after the anchor comes aground, the ark remains in position offshore. As the water descends, the ark swings into the current laterally, and is deposited, leaning against the small 30 foot high escarpment, with minimal handling required, shown in the picture.