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The Scary Schooner

Forced to walk Crossbones plank

The Scary Schooner title card

Publisher Archie Comics
Date published November 1996
Part of Scooby-Doo #17
# of pages 22
Writer Mark Evanier
Penciler Dan Spiegle
Inker Dan Spiegle
Previous story

The Mystery at the Bottom of the Sea

Next story

The Mystery Machine Mystery

The Scary Schooner is the single story in Scooby-Doo #17, by Archie Comics.


Shaggy's uncle, Salty Rogers, is being driven from his favorite fishing spot by a ghostly pirate ship, the Crossbones, that can appear and disappear in an instant.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Salty Rogers (single appearance)(main story and flashback)


  • Albie (single appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Ghost of Captain Skull (single appearance)(main story and flashback)(Joe's disguise)
  • Ghost of Captain Skull's parrot (single appearance)(main story and flashback)(redeemed)
  • Joe (single appearance)(no lines)

Other characters:

  • Real Captain Skull (single appearance)(photograph)(deceased)(also in S&S's dreams)
  • Real Captain Skull's parrot (single appearance)(no lines)(dream only)
  • Captain Shaggy (single appearance)(dream only)
  • Captain Shaggy's crewman (single appearance)(dream only)
  • Captain Scooby (single appearance)(dream only)
  • Customers (single appearance)(no lines)


  • Port
    • Diner
    • Library
  • Salty Rogers's fishing spot


  • Shaggy's basket
  • Salty Rogers's searchlamp (flashback only)
  • Burgers
  • Scooby Snacks (mentioned)
  • Christmas-tree light bulbs


  • Salty Rogers's ship
  • The Crossbones
  • Captain Shaggy's ship (dream only)
  • Captain Scooby's ship (dream only)


Suspect Motive/reason
Albie Suspicious purchase of Christmas-tree light bulbs.


Culprit Motive/reason
Joe as Ghost of Captain Skull A fisherman accomplice helping Albie.
Albie To exploit Salty Rogers's favorite fishing spot with commercial nets.



  • Disguises: None.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count: 1.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 0.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.


Shaggy: You're my uncle! We'll handle whatever it is, just as long as it isn't a ghost!
Uncle Salty: It's a ghost.
Shaggy: See you around, Unc!