I Always Liked Mary Ann

I just don’t know if Powell River is ready for this much excitement. I’m hoping everyone goes to bed early after experiencing this.

The original S.S.Minnow, the boat that Gilligan, the Professor, Mary Ann, Ginger, Skipper, and Thurston Howell and spoiled wife Eunice ran aground on an island during a storm, has sailed into the harbour in Powell River and I made a special trip there so I could pass the pictures on to you.

Yes indeed, the S.S.Minnow from Gilligan’s Island.

This is fine, quality blogging.

And just so you know, we may not get many celebrity boats, but over the years, John Wayne, Walt Disney, Elvis, Mick Jagger, Kevin Costner, Michelle Pfeiffer, and many others have stopped in here on their way to Savary Island and Desolation Sound, just a couple of miles north of here. 


6 thoughts on “I Always Liked Mary Ann”

  1. imagine, tim hortons and now the s.s. minnow. you powell riverites are becoming real city slickers……………….. i always preferred ginger. she looked like a ‘hoe or one of the peelers from the 1st hotel…… anyway a sincere congrats on the big day.

  2. Dennis, do you remember the original theme song to Gilligan’s Island?


    “The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle
    With Gilligan,
    The Skipper too,
    The millionaire and his wife,
    The movie star
    And the rest.”


    And the rest… Are you kidding me?

    What an insult to those two fine actors Russel Johnson and Dawn Wells who got no credit whatsoever for their roles in the theme song.
    Thankfully, someone finally came to their senses and later changed the theme song’s lyrics to include “The Professor and Mary Ann…”

    Here’s what Timothy Sexton had to say on this fascinating subject…

    “…Although castigated and demonized at the time as an example of what was wrong with television, Gilligan’s Island has also been recognized for what it really was: a microcosm of American society and cultural beliefs, while also a critique of those very same things. (The show is ripe for being read as a socialist-democratic critique of American-style republicanism that masqeurades as democracy.) The island was populated by the rich, the middle class and the working class. That they were all white was, of course, a necessity of the times. It also was an accurate reflection of the truth that American society may have been a melting pot in terms of population, but in terms of who ran things it was a pot filled with milk. The original theme song is also an indication of the ideological norms. Look at who gets included with a specific reference: a working stiff, a military man, the rich and the famous. Now look at who is considered merely “the rest.” A middle-America farm girl and an academic egghead.”

    Gilligan’s Island. It’s deeper than you think…

    I believe Shakespeare would have been impressed with Gilligan’s Island.

  3. It’s deeper, Danno. That’s good stuff. I didn’t know the Professor and Mary Ann got ripped off like that. And maybe the biggest star in the cast was Jim Backus, the voice of Mr. McGoo but a real actor anyway. Anyway, good stuff. I’m not surprised you came up with that. Mary Ann and Ginger were kind of like Betty and Veronica.

  4. Hey Dennis, Come sit right back and you’ll hear a tale ,a tale of a fateful trip,that started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship.I remember all the words to this little jingle as if it were yesterday.I always liked Maryann as well,she seemed more wholesome and even better looking then Ginger,if I was a pirate then I’d of slayed the both of them for sure.I always thought that Thurston Howell’s old lady was named Luvy.I remember when I was younger watching that and wondering if they got the Howell name from Harry Howel.

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