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 contraband ashore, while local law enforcement officials often turned a blind eye.
Please join Don Wilding for a comprehensive look at how “the Noble Experiment” turned into a profitable and potentially dangerous undertaking for many of the Cape’s residents.
This event will take place on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.