James and Nat go back to sea for the last time, taking young John, who is James's son, and his best friend Joe Arnold. After a violent and horrendous act from Tom Crow against his old partner, they are forced to sail back early from India, when they are caught up in a fearsome storm. On their return, James and Nat hand over the ship to young John and Joe. They will spend five years with Tom Crow, learning the ropes to become Captains themselves. Their adventures begin on their first voyage. They both see ghosts on board including Joe's father, who was alive when he'd sailed. There's a big shock coming to Joe on his return. His life will never be the same again.