Jeremiah Judkins is a lighthouse keeper who discovers a little girl who has washed ashore during a deadly storm. The little girl is called Captain January and immediately adores her Jeremiah, now acting as her adoptive father who in returns begins to show affection for the little girl. When the villagers attempt to take her away, Jeremiah prevents it. However, soon her aunt, Isabelle Morton arrives when her vessel is grounded at the village. Recognizing her niece, she take her away from Jeremiah and begins to live in the lavish home of her aunt. Captain January wants to be with Jeremiah, so she sneaks off to be with him but to be dragged back to her aunt's home.