Meet Jack Porter Jack Porter is a blue-collar son of a dock worker who’s spent his entire adult life helping his father manage the Stowaway Tavern. He also owns a boat he named “Amanda” and a dog named Sammy. The loyal pooch takes an immediate shine to Emily Thorne. It’s almost as if the old dog knows her. That’s because he does. Sammy was Emily’s dog many years ago. Now he belongs to Jack, who doesn’t recognize the girl he used to play with on the beach.