Religion: Father Luke's Ark

At a pier near the foot of Market Street in San Diego sits one of the strangest arks since Noah abandoned his on top of Mount Ararat. Once it was a two-deck ferryboat named the Point Loma that carried some 480 passengers on its regular run between San Diego and Coronado. Rendered obsolete by a bridge, the shallow-draft vessel was sold two years ago for $15,000 to a Franciscan missionary named Luke Tupper, who began to install two medical clinics, an operating room, two dental clinics and a pharmacy. He also provided a new...

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