Tidewater Tramp

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Tidewater Tramp
Genrechildren's adventure
Written byChristine Best
Doug Forrester
Thomas Gilchrist
Peter Statner
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2 (except 1960-1961)
Producers Philip Keatley
John Thorne
Running time30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release2 October 1959 (1959-10-02) 
29 June 1962 (1962-06-29)

Tidewater Tramp was a Canadian children's adventure television series which aired on CBC Television from 1959 to 1961.



This Vancouver-produced series features the adventures of Captain Martin (Reg McReynolds) and his tramp steamer the Flying Kestrel. He carried cargo along the Inside Passage of British Columbia with the assistance of his daughter Gail (Maureen Cook) and coast cadet Peter (Robert William Chambers).

Most scenes were recorded in studio supplemented by location shots such as scenes from a British Columbia freighter. [1]


This half-hour series was broadcast Fridays at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) from 2 October 1959 until 29 June 1962, omitting the season between March 1960 and October 1961.

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  1. Corcelli, John (May 2005). "Tidewater Tramp". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.