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“Cape Cod Contraband: Rum Running & the Era of Prohibition”

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 24, 2019

“Cape Cod Contraband: Rum Running & the Era of Prohibition”

Don Wilding, Author and Historian

During the Prohibition (1920-1933), rum running was a 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 may of which are now popular tourist destinations, were all game for bringing contraband ashore, while local law enforcement officials often turned a blind eye. Join Cape Cod historian Don Wilding for this comprehensive look at how “the Noble Experiment” turned into a profitable and potentially dangerous undertaking for many of the Cape’s residents. Doors open at 6:30pm, Seating is limited. Event is FREE.

 

 

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April 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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