Tuesday, April 7

more from Gilligan's Island....

 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!!!


  1. great shots of that stranded/abandoned boat.. hope you find the seal

  2. The beach is beautiful. How odd to find a stranded ship on Gilligan's Island. LOL

  3. Mom won't stop singing her favorite TV show theme now! Wow interesting. Where are the people
    Lily & Edward

  4. Dang. How long is it gonna take to get that out of our heads? How interesting though!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. .... a threeeeeeeee hour tourrrrrrrrrr....
    Yep. Stuck. Stuck, stuck, stuck.
    Very odd about the boat!

  6. Great pictures, what an interesting find!

  7. My mom knows every episode of that show and just loves it! Cool post!

  8. Val, You took me right back to the time I loved that show! Hope you got the hook out of the male. Beautiful!
    John and I haven't been to that beach(that I know of), so next year we'll have to find out where to go.

  9. WoW. That's something you don't see everyday. Now you've got me looking for Ginger and Mary Ann


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