Gilligan's Minnow no longer lost
SS Minnow, the ill-fated vessel from the 1960s TV series Gilligan's Island, is no longer shipwrecked on "an uncharted desert isle" — but on Vancouver Island, where it'sfor sale.
Unlike the classic program about the luckless passengers of a stranded tour boat,youmight not want to take the Minnow on a three-hour tour.
But you might be interested to know the12-metrevessel will sleep five.
The vessel has gone on sale in Parksville, B.C., for $99,000. A website selling the boat lists the Minnow as a twin-diesel,mahogany Wheeler Express Cruiser.
It'sactually one of four ships that were used during the shooting of Gilligan's Island, which aired from 1964 to 1967.
Like its fictional prototype, this Minnowalso ran aground — on a reef in the Hecate Strait, which separates the Queen Charlotte Islands from the northern coast of B.C.'s mainland.
The previous owner was on his way south from Alaska.
Scotty Taylor of Parksville bought it for salvage and restored it.
But Taylor, 70, is tired of working on the boat and wants to sell it, according to a boat broker in Parksville.
The Minnow Taylor is selling was used in the opening credits of the second season.
Of the others, one boat was towed to Kauai in Hawaii for beach scenes, one was rented in Honolulu Harbour for the opening credits and one was built at CBS Studios in the second season.