The answer to John Stockton's dream to sail the world arrives early, in the form of a job as a fireman on a tugboat in Cleveland. Prosperity seems to come easy to John and he becomes quite a success story. Captain Stockton has everything he could ever want. John becomes sidetracked while visiting his brother in Ireland and in a matter of weeks, his world is turned upside down. He returns to Cleveland, but is haunted by hasty decisions and thoughts of what could have been. Then one afternoon, on a leisure ferry cruise along Edgewater Park, he spots a beautiful lakefront parcel of land; it gives him hope that it might not be too late to find true happiness. It doesn't take long for the captain to realize that the property and the home he envisions is far more than a simple house with a yard. Set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Cleveland, in an era where knob and tube wiring is state of the art, this third book in the Edgewater story is the foundation on which the entire series is built upon.