Saturday, July 25, 2009

Two Ships

It's official! Today's "Gorillas don't blog" post is officially the "least exciting" in the history of blogdom. I'm both honored and humbled, and would like to thank the Academy.

Here's that Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship. You know it, you love it! Or maybe you're just good friends, it's all OK with me. I still buy Chicken of the Sea tuna just because of this ship, believe it or not. Notice how all of the gun hatches are open, ready to fire upon hungry hoards of guests!


Here's that other ship, the Columbia. The figurehead is nowhere near as fun as the one on the tuna boat, but I like her anyway. See that small cannon up front? Occasionally the Columbia would be allowed to sink a Keelboat. Good times!

8 comments:

Chiana said...

you'd like to thank the Academy but they can't take it. Fortunately, I like this sailing-ship themed post, Maj, and give it a good rating.

Yeah but crowds were so much better behaved when they had a full broadside of six large barrel cannon aimed right at them only feet away. Especially those stroller drivers, you know the those.

TokyoMagic! said...

ANY photo of Captain Hook's Pirate Ship or Skull Rock is exciting to me!

VanCamper said...

Is that a Kodak photo spot sign at the right edge of the Chicken of the Sea shot?

The mascot on the tuna boat is surely a reference to the Chicken of the Sea mermaid logo.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nice set of boats! At first glance I thought they were they same ship, I wonder if the dimensions are similar? I wonder how "river worthy" the tuna boat was? Not very much I would guess..

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Aye Matey! The tuna boat pic is awesome. What an incredible shame they did not save this piece of craftmanship/art produced by some of the finest craftsman know to mankind. I am getting sea sick! Bye!

HBG2 said...

I was told that the original plan was to have guests line up on each side of the Pirate Ship and lean forward with their mouths open while they fired tuna sandwiches right down their gullets. But they decided not to do it when they realized the potential for abuse. "Hey Fred, look over here!" "What?" Pow, tuna in Fred's ear.

Nancy said...

another nice comparison....love it!

Anonymous said...

The Columbia was far larger than the tuna boat. The loss of that is truly a shame as it was close to the same level of craftsmanship. And, no, it didn't float, it was permanently attached to the bottom of the 'lagoon' (consider it a building). As for that small cannon, I fired it on each pass of Ft. Wilderness. Wonder if they do that today.