1 9 5 6 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes
Family man “Crunch” Adams (Forrest Tucker) and his young single partner Des Smith (Sandy Kenyon) were partners in a chartered deep sea fishing operation in this short-lived NBC series, filmed in and around the former commercial seaplane base on Darrell’s Island in Hamilton Harbor, Bermuda.
They ran a 41-foot charter fishing boat with a flying bridge – the Poseidon – and plyed their trade out of Caribee Key on the lookout for swordfish, marlin and the like.
Crunch was a man of action, while Des was a man of imagination. Crunch’s wife, Sari, was played by Joanna Baynes and their son, Billy, by Murray Burns.
Episodes followed the exploits of the people who chartered the Poseidon.
The series – sometimes broadcast in syndication as Charter Boat or Deep Sea Adventures – was based on Philip Wylie’s Saturday Evening Post stories which appeared for over 17 years.