Set in 1905 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Zebulon 'Zeb' Hedge, Perez Ryder, and Jeremiah 'Jerry' Burgess are three retired sea captains have been keeping house together as a way to moderate the loneliness of their retirements. Chaos reigns in the house where dirty dishes, dust and disorder have become their bane. Together they hatch a plan to solve their problem. They'll flip coins and the loser must get married and take the other two in as boarders. Jerry loses the coin toss, and they run an advertisement in a Boston newspaper to entice a prospective bride.