EventsRum Runners of Cape Cod

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Rum Runners of Cape Cod

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Central Library in Copley Square

Description

During the era of Prohibition (1920-1933), rum running was big business on Cape Cod. Farmers and fishermen of the Cape took to the seas, heading offshore to "Rum Row" to bring the criminal yet coveted alcohol to the mainland under cover of darkness, while the possibility of being caught by the Coast Guard was always present. Busy harbors and remote estuaries, many of which are now popular tourist destinations, were all game for bringing the booze ashore, while law enforcement officials often turned a blind eye. Join Don for this comprehensive look at how "the Noble Experiment" turned into a profitable and potentially dangerous undertaking for many of the Cape's residents.

Program:
Never Too Late Group
Suitable for:
Seniors
Type:
Never Too Late
Talks & Lectures
Language:
English

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