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Maritime Image of the Day: “Rum-runners”

Coast Guard officials capture speed boat laden with illegal alcohol in 1930

PortandTerminal.com, January 17, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – On this sad day 100 years ago the era of Prohibition began. While Prohibition meant that the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol was outlawed in America it sure didn’t stop the demand for it. Rum-running, the organized smuggling of imported whiskey, rum and other liquor by sea and overland to the …

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