Tom Blue is Ben's father. He runs the ferry between Morris and Loggerhead Island on his boat, Hugo, and is a stickler for boat saftey. He is a very hands-off type of dad; It is mentioned that he barely knows when Ben is in the house, and would be clueless of a guest. When Ben and Tory start dating, he doesn't really care. It is also said that he is known to quote literature when he is making a point, a small thing that Tory likes about him.