Thursday, November 20, 2008

Below Decks Columbia Part 1

Today I start a series of slides taken of the museum located Below Decks on the Columbia. Opening in 1964, the exhibit features displays of life aboard a sailing ship in the 1700s. The first image shows the cargo of the ship, bales of steer hides.

The exhibit also features the working and sleeping areas for the crew.

And also features the working area for the ships chandler.

Tomorrow more views of Below Decks from 1964.

6 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Below deck on the Columbia is something everyone should take the time to see. I didn't go down there until 2004 (I have no idea why I didn't go sooner), its very authentic, a museum in itself. Neat Vintage look at the rarely photographed interior, thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

I still have never been on the Columbia! I always took a trip on the Mark Twain, and another trip around the Rivers of America seemed redundant, especially when we are always trying to do it ALL in one day. If it is up and running (another problem!) the next time I go, I will definitely make a point of it.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed operating the Columbia, especially in the evenings. The authenticity made the experience so unique. Felt lucky then...feel lucky today.

pfeiffer photos said...

The Columbia is so lovely...and a totally different feel than riding the Mark Twain. She's often in dry dock when we visit but I always take photos of her--love the rigging!

Davelandweb said...

Wow! What awesome photos! I've been down below deck a few times, so it's cool to see these vintage views.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Great shots!

I missed it on my last trip...