Sunday, June 15, 2014
The Columbia is an exact replica of the first U.S. ship to circumnavigate the globe. I learned that it was privately owned, and not a military vessel (to my surprise). After years of riding the Mark Twain, I finally took a ride on the Columbia a few years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. According to one mysterious source, the Columbia does not sail, but actually rolls on submerged wheels. I choose to believe this mysterious source!
Elsewhere in Frontierland, you might have noticed this rusting mine car that has dumped its last tailings many years before. The tracks and tunnel were all part of the Nature's Wonderland Mine Train, where a trestle bridge crossed above some fishing bears. I believe that the tracks and mine car are gone nowadays.