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In the early days of Disneyland, Walt thought that the Rivers of America needed another large ship to even out the activity on the river.

He already had the sternwheeler Mark Twain, Indian canoes, Tom Sawyer Island rafts & keelboats.

Walt asked Disneyland’s construction supervisor, a former naval admiral, Joe Fowler to pick a historic sailing ship for inspiration.

After examining every maritime museum in the country, Fowler recommended the first American sailing ship to go around the world: the Columbia Rediviva.

 
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