Here's what happens when churches throughout history have come unmoored from land and floated out on the water.
The Church of Our Saviour in New York City, converted from a ferryboat in 1844, operated until 1868.
In 1911 it was towed to Mariners' Harbor in Staten Island and became All Saints' Episcopal Mission Chapel for 47 more years, when the church was destroyed by fire.
(via SCI Digital Archives)
The Vineta Church on the artificial Stoermthaler Lake, in a coal mining region near Lepizig, Germany, 2012
(Photos by Jens Meyer/AP)