1 9 5 3 – 1 9 5 6 (USA)
78 x episodes
This syndicated series was one of TV’s earlier seagoing adventures, focusing on tugboat captain Carl Herrick (Preston Foster), his crew, and his family.
Cap’n John ran the Cheryl Ann from Los Angeles harbour, encountering all sorts of smugglers, saboteurs, escaped convicts, and other seaborne criminals.
The large cast included his wife, May (Lois Moran), police detective son Jim (Harry Lauter), and the crew of the Cheryl Ann – son Carl (Douglas Dick), Tip (Pinky Tomlin), and Willie (Willie Best).
Terry (Kathleen Crowley) was Carl’s fiancée, the daughter of a wealthy stockbroker.
The series was filmed on location in Los Angeles Harbor.
Capt. John Herrick
Terry Van Buren
Louis Jean Heydt