Salty's Lighthouse

Season 1 Episode 1

Mixed Signals / Too Young to Be Included

Aired Daily 9:30 AM May 10, 1989 on TLC
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Mixed Signals / Too Young to Be Included
Salty is fooling around in the lighthouse and his friends tell him a story about what happened when the tugboats didn't listen.

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    Ian James Corlett

    Ian James Corlett

    Otis/Ten Cents/Zebedee/Zig

    Recurring Role

    Kathleen Barr

    Kathleen Barr

    Aunt Chovie/Ocho

    Recurring Role

    Rhys Huber

    Rhys Huber


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (16)

      • In Salty's Lighthouse, the Z-Stacks and Star Tugs are friends. In TUGS, they were rivals.

      • As a workaround, censor bars were used to cover their TUGS names printed on them.

      • Boomer had two episodes, one in which he remains a tug and successfully guides the schooner to sea, and one in a flashback told by Ten Cents to Zug, in which Boomer has trouble with it and becomes a 'vacation boat'. In TUGS, Boomer played a role in one episode, and did not guide the schooner safely.

      • Boomer was still a houseboat unlike in TUGS.

      • None of the Tugs clips from Salty`s Lighthouse used any of the plotlines from the 13 episodes of Tugs.

      • The Coast guard and his Messanger were merged into one character named "Cappy".

      • The Tugs spinoff clips from Salty`s Lighthouse had a "cartoon" plotline to them unlike the real Tugs series which didn't have a cartoon plotline.

      • Bigg city port was called "Snuggleboat harbor" in Salty`s lighthouse.

      • Characters from Tugs had there emotions changed for Salty's Lighthouse. Here are some examples.

        -Johnny Cuba was a Gangster in Tugs but in Salty's Lighthouse, he was a shy and bashful tramper called "Steamer".

        -The Sea Rouge was turned into a villain.

      • The Tugs character names were changed for Salty`s lighthouse. Here are some names that were changed.

        -Big Mac was called Big Stack -O.J. was called Otis. -Zebedee was called Z.B. -Burke and Blair were called Mr. Bocco and Mr. Socco
        -Puffa was called Stanley and later Chooch
        -Bigg Mickey was called Bigg Basil -Lilly Lightship was called Mrs.Dempsey
        -Bluenose was called Captain Smith
        -Jack the Grappler was called Scoop
        -Billy Shoepack became Anthony-George
        -Lord Stinker became Stinky Morris
        -Mighty Moe was called Tow-a-Long-Stephen
        -Sally Seaplane was called Martha
        -Pearl was called Grace
        -Frank and Eddie became Mr. Knight and Mr. Chapman.

      • Characters from Salty`s lighthouse that came from Tugs had different accents. They were Bronx, New Jersey, and Brooklyn accents rather than the original Glaswegian, Cockney, and Liverpudlian accents.

      • The characters from Tugs like Sunshine, Little Ditcher, Grampus and Captain Star were turned from male characters into female characters.

      • Zorran is the most devious of the Z-Stacks

      • There were actually 40 episodes in total.

      • There is an episode that was never shown, because the directors thought that it would be too scary for viewers. This episode is the Halloween special

      • There is actually an episode of Salty's lighthouse on DVD. It's part of a compilation called Toddler's Time

    • QUOTES (2)

    • NOTES (2)

      • A picture of Salty can be seen here:

      • First appearance of Salty, Aunt Chovie, Ocho, Claude, Sophie and Sadie, Aroura and The Clock, Ten Cents, Sunshine, Grampus, Hercules and Captian Starr.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)