Photoland: Columbia Down Under

The below-decks area of the Columbia opened a few years after the ship itself first took sail on the Rivers of America. Here, guests could see how real sailors lived in days of old. For example, there’s this pot of fish stew…

Photoland: Columbia Down Under fish stew

…that’s been cooking for several decades, and the captain’s quarters…

Photoland: Columbia Down Under captain's cabin

…which teach us that we should never try to take a heavily backlit picture of a photo printed on cheap paper with a home photo printer while standing in a dark room using a consumer-grade digital camera. But we bet a real sailor would have known that already!

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