The photo page for the November 14 1936 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this fascinating picture of a man who was building a giant ark.
A search for “William Greenwood ark” turned up several references to Mr. Greenwood and his preparation for an impending flood. Weird Universe has an article on him, which mentioned that Mr. Greenwood had been building an ark since the 1920s (other sources say 1920), and had predicted an impending deluge in 1928, 1932, and then 1938. In 1942, the city of Olympia burned his ark, claiming it was a fire hazard; he promptly built a smaller one, and predicted a 1952 flood. He passed away in 1958 at the age of 91, surrounded by the animals that he hoped to save with his ark.