Editors, Vineyard Gazette:
While it would seem that plenty of folks know that James Dean got his first real show business break while on the Vineyard, surprisingly few know that the ferry Governor was in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentlemen with Deborah Winger and Richard Gere.
Commissioned in 1954 and then called Kulshan, the ferry served Puget Sound. It was renamed the Governor when serving New York Harbor’s Governor’s Island not too far from where her sister ship, the Islander, was scrapped. Guilty of looking too much like a ship and not enough like an SUV, the Governor may not survive too many more seasons.
Fred McLennan, Vineyard Haven