Despite their differing backgrounds, fisherman, Pete, and lawyer, Philip, have been life long friends on the Isle of Man. Poor fisherman, Pete, falls in love with Kate, the landlord's daughter at the local inn; however, Kate's father doesn't think he is good enough. Pete decides to leave on his ship to earn some money and then marry the girl. Before leaving, Pete asks his friend Philip to take care of Kate, but the young man is in love with her too. Then, comes the tragic news: Pete's ship is wrecked. Philip and Kate have to hide no more and they plan to marry; however, Pete is not dead.