"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.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man, the skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day, for a three hour tour..."
Do you know the rest of the words? No, I don't either. Did you know that for a mere $90,000 that you too can own the famed S.S. Minnow from the Gilligan's Island television series? Thanks to the person who sent me this link from CNN.Com talking about this story.
The twin-diesel, 36-foot (11-meter) mahogany Wheeler Express Cruiser hit a reef in Hecate Strait as the former owner was taking the vessel down the coast from Alaska. Scotty Taylor of Parksville said the owner sold the 46-year-old boat to him for salvage on condition that he promise to restore it.Likely story. I heard that this guy just got sick of all the Gilligan's Island jokes. Wouldn't you? I don't blame him. Give this guy some cider. I think that will definitely make him feel better.
Schultz, a boat broker, estimated Sunday that the work cost more than $180,000...
Taylor is selling the storied vessel because he is tired of it.
"He's going on 70 now and doesn't want to bother with it anymore," Schultz said. "It would make a great investment for a three-hour tour."