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The Castaways of Gilligan's Island


The Crew: Jonas Grumby, William "Willie" Gilligan
The Passengers: Thurston Howell III, Eunice "Lovey" Howell, Ginger Grant, Prof. Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann Summers







  • tool box (wood saw, hack saw, machete, rope, chisel, hammer, crowbar, ruler, hand drill, pliers, screwdriver, monkeywrench)
  • hatchet
  • box of matches
  • pistol
  • flare gun (model M-194C)
  • blankets
  • fishing rod and tackle
  • fishing net
  • wood and nails from the wreckage
  • a wood barrel
  • several wooden buckets
  • a radio
  • a transmitter
  • a fire extinguisher
  • a barometer
  • a thermometer
  • an oxygen tank from the S.S. Minnow
  • a hot water bottle
  • a frying pan
  • a black kettle
  • a spatula
  • wooden crates
  • a life preserver
  • a dozen rain coats
  • a first aid kit
  • a picnic basket
  • two diving masks
  • a wet suit


  • Of the Castaways, Mr. Howell and Mary Ann are the only two with brown eyes.
  • In the above photo, the Castaways are shown with a different radio than they have on the series.
  • During casting, Jayne Mansfield turned down the role of Ginger so she could focus on movies, Carroll O'Connor of "All in The Family" fame tested for the role of the Skipper and "Nine To Five" star Dabney Coleman tested for the role of the Professor. Jerry Van Dyke of later "Coach" fame was interested in playing Gilligan, but he was talked out of it by his manager, who believed "My Mother, The Car," would be a bigger hit. (It wasn't.) Raquel Welch also reportedly auditioned for the role of Mary Ann.
  • Actress Cassandra Peterson, better known as Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark, almost replaced Judith Baldwin as Ginger in The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island.