Leta 1871 so štirje možje na ladji sredi morja zagrešili strahovit zločin. Zaradi nečloveškega izdajstva je posadko in potnike dočakal vodeni grob, tragedija pa je ostala zavita v meglo. Več kot stoletje kasneje se sidro kapitana Nicka zatakne za staro mornarsko vrečo in s tem razkrije njene skrivnosti. Na obalo bližnjega otoka začne naplavljati osebne predmete umrlih, njihovi maščevalno nastrojeni duhovi pa tako postanejo osvobojeni. Dogodki, ki sledijo, silovito pretresejo življenja otočanov, najbolj na udaru pa so ravno potomci starodavnih izdajalcev.
The inhabitants of Antonio Island, off the coast of Oregon, are about to unveil a statue honoring the four men (Castle, Wayne, Williams and Malone) who founded their town in 1871. Nick Castle is one of the descendants of the men, and owns a fishing charter company, using his vessel, the Seagrass, for tourism. When his girlfriend Elizabeth Williams returns to the island after spending six months in New York, a bizarre series of events begin to occur, including several gruesome deaths and the presence of a mysterious fog. When Elizabeth slips in Nick's boathouse and falls into the sea, she finds an old journal from 1871, written by Patrick Malone, one of the town's founders. It tells how a man named Blake bought half the island for use as a leper colony. While bringing his people to Antonio Island in their clipper ship, the Elizabeth Dane, Blake is betrayed by Castle, Wayne, Williams and Malone. The four men locked Blake and his people in the vessel, stole their money and possessions, and then set fire to the ship, killing everyone aboard. In the present day, the ghosts of Blake and his crew have risen from their watery grave to seeking revenge on the descendants of the four men.