Off the coast of Maine, families have lived and worked the sea for generations. Everyone knows each other. Birthright is akin to law and men inherit their fishing territories. Eben Cole (Thomas Hildreth) continues his family's legacy of harvesting lobsters, but after causing a tragic accident at sea, Eben loses everything. After serving five year in prison he returns determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Only now he is an outcast, his ex-wife Cheryl (Amy Jo Johnson) wants nothing to so with him and fisherman see him as a harbinger of bad luck. Only Popper (Philip Baker Hall), an old, weathered and gruff fisherman gives Eben a chance to become an Islander again...