No, Gen, you are not the only one! I even had a little radio in my dollhouse that looked just like the one he was always sitting by on the show. I'm not sure what it was about his character that attracted me. He was cute and I guess I related to the rather understated quality both he and Mary Ann had (they were my favorites). Down-home kind of folk, ya know?
I had a Gilligan's Island party for my 28th birtday and went as Ginger just to spice things up (I mean it was a dress-up party!). We had two Gilligan's, one Mr. Howell, me, and three MaryAnn's (those who forgot to dress up and just said, "oh, I guess I'm MaryAnn").
Volcanology - wow. Now that's a discipline! Very intriguing. Thanks for sharing!