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Rum Running on Cape Cod

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 local author and 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. Pre-registration required; begins July 1.


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Sandwich Public Library
142 Main St.
Sandwich, MA 02563 United States
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