Plot: Howard Crusoe, a middle-aged man working for a local newspaper is given the task to record the lives of sailors for an upcoming editorial. He's aware that it's a filler article to distract the public from their current strife but he goes along with it anyway. In the port of New Hardship he willingly joins a hodgepodge crew of sailors on their outdated, withered ship The Pink Chrysanthemum.
Howard Crusoe - 35, English - Reporter for a popular New York magazine.
Roy O'Connor - 27, Irish - Young fisherman who recently came to New York with his brother during its immigration boom.
Mitch O'Connor - 27, Irish - Young fisherman who recently came to New York with his brother during its immigration boom.
Jannik Schulyer - 30, Dutch - fisherman.
Sergei Vasha - 37, Russian - Murmansk Atlantic Salmon Fisherman.
Samuel T. Coleridge - 48, British - Captain of the Pink Chrysanthemum.