After their adventures from the keelboat race in the previous episode, Mike Fink decides it's best to become friends with Davy. Davy and Mike team up with Georgie to catch some pirates that are posing as Indians.
Davy and new friend Georgie are fur trapping in Kentucky. They soon cross paths with Mike Fink who claims to be the best boatman around. He challenges Davy to a keelboat race to New Orleans for the right to claim the title of "King of the River."