The Schooner Bay Beacon

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Zine
Title: The Schooner Bay Beacon
Publisher: MacWombat Press
Editor(s):
Type: newsletter
Date(s): 1998-2005
Frequency: bi-monthly
Fandom: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Language: English
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The Schooner Bay Beacon is a newsletter published bi-monthly for forty-four issues from Sep./Oct. 1998 until Nov./Dec., 2005.

Issue 1

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 1’” (September/October, 1998) Premiere Issue! Includes: Episode review of the very first episode "Pilot". Fanfiction: "Trick and Treat" by Linda Mooney. Fanfic Review: Second Chances by Laurie Bryant. Editorial, letters to the editor, and more!

Issue 2

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 2’” (November/December, 1998) Headline: GAMM - the New Movie and Musical? Episode Review: "The Ghost of Christmas Past". Fanfiction: "The Gift" by Linda Mooney. Original Article: TV GUIDE, May 17, 1969. Fanfic Review: A Moment in Time by Laurie Bryant. Complete episode guide listing, editorial, letters to the editor, and more!

Issue 3

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 3’” (January/February, 1999) Headline: The House the Captain Built. Episode Review: "The Medicine Ball". Fanfiction: "The Gift of the Sea" by Caroline Kent. Original Article: "The TV Sex Taboo". Book Review: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by Alice Denham. Editorial, letters to the editor, and more!

Issue 4

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 4’” (March/April, 1999) Headline: Sleeping in the Captain's Bed (A B&B on the east coast). Episode Review: "Dear Delusion". Fanfiction: "The Chance" by Linda Mooney. Original Article: TIME magazine (review of GAMM). Fanfic Review: "Cry of the Wind and Wave" from Above All Else by Linda Mooney. Penpals section, letters to the editor, and more!

Issue 5

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 5”’ (May/June, 1999) Headline: Wherefore Art Thou, Portrait? (Where are the props from the movie and the show?). Episode Review: "Madeira, My Dear?". Fanfiction: "Love Is Long" by Laurie Bryant. Original Article: Part One of TV GUIDE, October 26, 1968 with Hope Lange. Penpals section, letters to the editor, and more!

Issue 6

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 6’” (July/August, 1999) Headline: The Case of the Disappearing Ghost. Episode Review: "Wedding Day?????". Fanfiction: Acts 1-6 of "Ghost Trek" by Hazelyn Patterson. Original Article: Part Two of TV GUIDE, October 26, 1968 with Hope Lange. Account of GAMMfest '99, and letters to the editor!

Issue 7

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 7’” (September/October, 1999) Headline: The THIRD "Ghost and Mrs. Muir" ( a.k.a. 'Stranger in the Night'). Episode Review: "Jonathan Tells It Like It Was". Fanfiction: Acts 7-23 of "Ghost Trek" by Hazelyn Patterson. Original Article: Star Special Report - "'Ghost' Mulhare Still Prefers Phony Whiskers". Letters to the editor, and more! Super-Sized Issue!

Issue 8

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 8’” (November/December, 1999) Headline: For Sale: Gull Cottage (The Original house up for bid). Episode Review: "Uncle Arnold the Magnificent". Fanfiction: Acts 24-49 (conclusion) of "Ghost Trek" by Hazelyn Patterson. Original Article: "Best Animal Actors Win Patsy Awards". Super-Sized Issue!

Issue 9

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 9’” (January/February, 2000) Headline: GAMM On The Air! (The radio version). Episode Review: "Dog Gone!". Scenes Not Seen: "Dog Gone!". Fanfiction: "Wedding Day?????" by Susan Griffith. Letters to the editor, and more!

Issue 10

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 10’” (March/April, 2000) Headline: Romance by Celluloid: 1947 Rediscovered by Susan Smallwood (About the original movie). Episode Review: "Chowderhead". Scenes Not Seen: "Chowderhead". Fanfiction: "Turning of the Tide" by Susan Smallwood. Fanfic Review: The Last Commander by Jane Kirtley. Cargo, Ports of Call, and more!

Issue 11

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 11’” (May/June, 2000) Headline: The Remake That Never Was: The Rejected Remake Script by Lynn Murray (The 21st century update that never was approved). Episode Review: "Centennial". Fanfiction: "Transcending Time" by Denise Rushton. Original Article: "The Ghost and Mrs. Mire" from Cracked Magazine. And more!

Issue 12

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 12’” (July/August, 2000) Headline: Sprechen Sie GAMM? (How the episodes translate from German). Episode Review: "Tourist, Go Home". Scenes Not Seen: "Tourist, Go Home". Fanfiction: "Back to the Bay" by Susan Griffith. Fanfic Review: Some False Impossible Shore by Jane Kirtley. And more!

Issue 13

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 13’” (September/October, 2000) Headline: Claymore's Golden Anniversary (A tribute to Charles Nelson Reilly). Episode Review: "Ladies' Man". Fanfiction: "Claymore's Doing" by Susan Griffith. Original Article: "I was a Mike Douglas Reject" from TV Guide. And more!

Issue 14

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 14’” (November/December, 2000) Headline: Christmas with the Captain (What the holidays were like in the 1860s). Revelation about "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Musical" for 2002. Fanfiction: "The Ghost of Christmas Past: The Missing Scenes and Sequel" by Susan Griffith, Debbie Beckman, and Tracy Thomas. And more!

Issue 15

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 15’” (January/February, 2001) Headline: A True Masterpiece (The Missing Scenes from the Original Movie). Fanfiction: "Hearts are Roses" by Linda Mooney. And more!

Issue 14 1/4

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 14 ¼’” (April Fools, 2001) A hilarious send-up of gaffs and goofs parody-ing the show. This issue of the "Scooter Bey Bacon" contains lots of "in" jokes from the show itself, plus other little "digs" tucked throughout this little 4-page version. Not sold singly, but is yours just for the asking . . . our giftie to you!

Issue 16

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 16’” (March/April, 2001) Headline: The Portrait Puzzle (From the movie to the show, was it a "paint over" or a different piece?). Episode Review: "Make Me a Match". Fanfiction: "Mistress of the House" by Eileen Roy. Original Article: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" from Variety. Flotsam and Jetsam, and more!

Issue 17

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 17’” (May/June, 2001) Headline: Martha the Magnificent (A tribute to Reta Shaw). Episode Review: "Martha Meets the Captain". Fanfiction: "Martha Looks Back" by A. Nan Ymous. Original Article: "The mover and shaker of the El Camino council of PTA is swinger Reta Shaw" from TV Guide. Flotsam and Jetsam, and more!

Issue 18

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 18’” (July/August, 2001) Headline: Deja Viewed (Scenes and objects that went from the movie to the show). Episode Review: "Not So Faust". Fanfiction: "Sunset" by Linda Mooney. Scenes Not Seen: "Not So Faust". Fiction Review, and more!

Issue 19

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 19’” (September/October, 2001) Headline: The Gift of Music by Debbie Beckman, Jane Kirtley, and Judy Moore (About the music used on the show). Episode Review: "Curious Cousin". Fanfiction: "Centennial: The Missing Scenes" by Judy Moore and Susan Griffith. Flotsam and Jetsam, and more! Giant-sized issue!

Issue 20

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 20’” (November/December, 2001) Headline: Jumping the Shark (Where did the show start to go downhill?). Episode Review: "The Great Power Failure". Fanfiction: "Be Still" by Linda Mooney. Fiction Review: Eternal Sea by Alice Alfonsi. Original Article: "Mrs. Muir vs. A Ghost" from Parade Magazine. Musical update and more!

Issue 21

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 21”’ (January/February, 2002) Headline: The Original Captain Gregg (A tribute to Rex Harrison) by Lucy Green. Episode Review: "Double Trouble". Fanfiction: "A Bird in the Hand" by Linda Mooney. Original Article: "See the ghost of comedy past" from Associated Newspapers Ltd. Musical update and more!

Issue 22

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 22’” (March/April, 2002) Headline: Anything Goes: Truth in Advertising (The ad poster tells a different story). Episode Review: "Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow". Fanfiction: "Dedication" by Susan Griffith. Original Article: "The Ghost and Mrs. Misses" from MAD Magazine. Cargo, Flotsam and Jetsam, and more!

Issue 23

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 23’” (May/June, 2002) Headline: A-Haunting He Will Go? (A Florida theater haunted by a sea captain). Episode Review: "'Way Off Broadway". Fanfiction: "Almost the Ghost and Mrs. Muir" by Dee Price. Fiction Review: The Ghost and Ms. Demure by Marian Jones. And more!

Issue 24

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 24”’ (July/August, 2002) Headline: Yes, Virginia, There Really Is a Schooner Bay (Part 1 of 3 of the travel to Maine series). Episode Review: "Host to the Ghost". Fanfiction: "Crab Cakes and Licorice" by Linda Mooney. Original Article: Miscellaneous letters to TV Guide. And more!

Issue 25

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 25”’ (September/October, 2002) Headline: Over the Bounding Maine (Part 2 of 3 of the travel to Maine series). Episode Review: "The Real James Gatley". Fanfiction: "Crab Cakes and Licorice, Pt. 2" by Linda Mooney. Cargo, Flotsam and Jetsam, and more!

Issue 26

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 26’” (November/December, 2002) Headline: Camden, Jewel of Maine (Part 3 of 3 of the travel to Maine series). Episode Review: "Buried on Page One". Fanfiction: "The Visit" by Linda Mooney. Original Article: "I've Looked For Too Much In One Woman . . . Edward Mulhare's Lonely Search for Love" from TV Radio Talk. And more!

Issue 27

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 27’” (January/February, 2003) Headline: The Lost Pilot Episode by Lynn Murray (The uncut pilot synopsis). Episode Review: "Haunted Honeymoon". Fanfiction: "Prelude" by Kathy McManus. Original Article: "A Salty Manifestation" from New York Times. From the Galley: Red Flannel Hash from "The Medicine Ball". And more!

Issue 28

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 28’” (March/April, 2003) Headline: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Barbie Theater (An internet site). Episode Review: "Mr. Perfect". Fanfiction: "Carolyn's Fear of Losing the Captain Forever" by Anne-Marie Heuser. Original Article: From the Original Promotional Pamphlet Published by the NBC Television Network Sales Planning. From the Galley: Hungarian Goulash from "Love is a Toothache". Cablegrams, Trivia, and more!

Issue 29

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 29’” (May/June, 2003) Headline: The Ghost and Mrs. Abbott (a.k.a. 'Stranger in the Night'). Episode Review: "Vanessa". Fanfiction: "Carolyn's Adventure in the Captain's Time" by Anne-Marie Heuser. Original Article: "SCRUFFY" from the book Amazing Animal Actors. And more!

Issue 30

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 30”’ (July/August, 2003) Headline: The Irascible Captain Mulhare (A tribute to Edward Mulhare). Episode Review: "The Monkey-Puzzle Tree". Fanfiction: "Tables Turned" by Linda Mooney. Original Article: "I’ve Had Many Happy Love Affairs" The confession of romantic ghost Edward Mulhare, who once considered becoming a priest . . .by Leslie Steele. From the Galley: Lobster Newburg from "Dear Delusion". And more!

Issue 31

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 31’” (September/October, 2003) Headline: Soundtrack? Or Score? (The difference between the two movie CDs.) Episode Review: "Treasure Hunt". Fanfiction: "The Grand Admiral of Schooner Bay" by Susan Griffith. Original Article: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir CD Review" by Jeff Bond. From the Galley: New England Clam Chowder from "Chowderhead".

Issue 32

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 32’” (November/December, 2003) Headline: Woolie? Bully! (An explanation of the Captain's needlework.) Episode Review: "There's a Seal In My Bathtub". Fanfiction: "Christmas Tree Schooner to Schooner Bay" by Susan Griffith. From the Galley: Hot Cross Buns from "The Ghost of Christmas Past". And more!

Issue 33

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 33’” (January/February, 2004) Headline: Adieu, Sweet Lady of the House (Saying goodbye to Hope Lange) Episode Review: "Not-So- Desperate Hours". Fanfiction: "So Softly Lie" by Linda Mooney. From the Galley: Cherry Pie from "Not-So- Desperate Hours". And more!

Issue 34

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 34”’ (March/April, 2004) Headline: And the Winner Is . . . (Fans Pick Their Favorite Episodes) Episode Review: "Captain Gregg's Whiz-Bang". Fanfiction: "Surprise!" by Susan Griffith. Original Article: "At Home With Hope Lange". From the Galley: Hope's Roasted Chicken Casserole with Tarragon. And more!

Issue

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon Who-Gives-a-Flying-Fig?’’’ (April Fools, 2004) Totally tongue-in-cheek! We spoofed ourselves in this special 4-pg. issue with the headline: "Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Daniel Gregg (But Were Afraid to Ask). Also includes the hilarious "How To Write Your Own 'Ghost and Mrs. Muir' Short Story (a.k.a. THE DO-IT-YOURSELF-ER)" by I. M. Spichluss. Not sold singly, but is yours just for the asking . . . our giftie to you!

Issue 35

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 35”’ (May/June, 2004) Headline: And the Loser Is . . . (Fans Weigh In With Their Choice for the Worst Episode) Episode Review: "Love is a Toothache". Fanfiction: "Destiny" by Linda Mooney. Original Article: "Tuesdays with Charles Nelson Reilly". From the Galley: Bubble and Squeak from "Puppy Love". And more!

Issue 36

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 36’” (July/August, 2004) Headline: Because of Emily (An actual encounter with a real ghost.) Episode Review: "The Ghost Hunter". Fanfiction: "Mysterious Ways" by Chantal Capistran. Original Article: "Tobyansens' Montecito home made Nielsen ratings". From the Galley: Blueberry Slump from "Puppy Love". Fiction Review: In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon by Joan Druett. And more!

Issue 37

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 37’” (September/October, 2004) Headline: Abaft? Say What? (Captain Gregg's verbiage, and What It All Means..) Episode Review: "Son of the Curse". Fanfiction: "Carolyn the Sleepwalker" by Anne-Marie Heuser. From the Galley: Cherries Jubilee from "Ladies' Man". Cablegrams, Cargo, and more!

Issue 38

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 38’” (November/December, 2004) Headline: Remembering Hope Lange and the Dear Lady of the House (An Homage to the Actress) by Maggie Kennedy. Episode Review: "A Pain in the Neck". Fanfiction: "The Gift of the Magi" by Linda Mooney. From the Galley: Roast Goose from "The Ghost of Christmas Past". Plus Captain's Logs and Cargo.

Issue 39

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 39’” (January/February, 2005) Headline: A Tribute to the Fans. Episode Review: "Strictly Relative". Fanfiction: "The Shortest 'Ghost and Mrs. Muir' Story in the World" by Linda Mooney. Original Article: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: The most intriguing thing about Gull Cottage, thought Mrs. Muir, was its swashbuckling ghost - who utterly refused to keep his place!". Plus Captain's Logs and Cargo, and more!

Issue 40

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 40’” (March/April, 2005) Headline: From Laura to Lucy, The Legacy of Gene Tierney. Episode Review: "It's a Gift". Fanfiction: "Aspiration: Liberty" by Anne Lynne Wythe. Plus Captain's Logs and Cargo. Overlarge issue.

Issue 41

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 41”’ (May/June, 2005) Headline: Whither Goest Third Season? (Fans put in their two cents). Episode Review: "Medium Well Done". Fanfiction: "The Quelling" by Anne Lynne Wythe. Plus Cablegrams and Cargo.

Issue 42

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 42”’ (July/August, 2005) Headline: Dressing the Captain (One Fan's Love of the Show) by Mary Patricia Casey. Episode Review: "The Music Maker". Fanfiction: "Sea Song" by Anne Lynne Wythe. And more!

Issue 43

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 43’ (September/October, 2005) Headline: Broadway Bound! (Judy Moore generously reviews the new musical adaptation). Episode Review: "The Spirit of Birthday Present (aired as 'Surprise Party')". Fanfiction: "Breeze" by Linda Mooney. Original Articles: "Barbour is 'The Ghost' and Wintersteller is 'Mrs. Muir' in New Musical of Beloved Story" by Kenneth Jones, Playbill On-Line, and "Lynne Wintersteller buys James Barbour's former cottage" by Ed Kaufman, The Hollywood Reporter. From the Captain's Library: "Willing Captive" by Captain Bartholomew Roberts and V'le' Onica. Plus Cargo and Trivia, and more!

Issue 44

‘’’The Schooner Bay Beacon 44”’ (November/December, 2005) FAREWELL issue! Headline: Candy Tells It Like It Was (Kellie Flanagan Graciously Grants an Interview to the SBB). Episode Review: "Puppy Love". Fanfiction: "The Snow Job" by Anne Lynne Wythe. Original Articles: TV Guide Online (November 8, 2005). Plus Bloopers and Trivia, CableGrams, Flotsam and Jetsam, and more!