Hefty Burks is a big-hearted, sturdy boatman of the East Side of New York City. He falls in love with Mamie Casey, and proposes to and is accepted by her at a ball given by the Sailors' Union. One "Big" Marks, a rough sort of a character who is a sailor boarding house runner, has aspirations for Mamie's hand and is extremely jealous of Hefty. He shows this when he discovers the reciprocations of Hefty's affection by Mamie at the ball. All goes well with Hefty's love affair until one day, as he is rowing in his boat, he chances to see a girl fall from the rail of a freight steams in the harbor and quickly dives to her rescue. This brings about an acquaintance which almost disrupts the engagement between Hefty and Mamie Casey. The day after the rescue Hefty sees fit to call at the freight boat and inquire for the health of the Senorita, who it turns out is the daughter of an Ecuadorian Revolutionist, who is taking a cargo of ammunition to South America to help the rebels against the ...
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