Just 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......
|yes, this sign is near one of the homes on the beach!!|
|This is the actual beach the pilot for Gilligan's Island was filmed.|
The ship set ground on the shore
of this uncharted desert isle.
|the salvage begins---ropes being removed by beach goer|
Okay since you now have the theme song from Gilligan's Island
running in your head, I'll tell you the rest of the story.
We have a small male seal that is hooked and so I joined other volunteers in hopes of finding and dehooking him. One of my areas to survey was Moloa'a Beach. This is the beach that was used in the pilot of Gilligan's Island. Can you imagine my surprise when I found this sailing vessel stranded on the reef. Instantly the Gilligan's theme song popped into my head. The boat has been on the reef about 1.5 days. There are no identifying marks on the boat or if there were they have been covered up. So, it appears the boat was abandoned possibly for the insurance money. Guess only the owner knows for sure. In the near future, I'm sure this vessel will be stripped of all worthy parts. It will be interesting to see how salvage efforts progress!
Unfortunately, the seal was not located and we will search again tomorrow.
All right here on Gilligan's Isle!!!