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Don't never tell nobody nothin' no how : the real story of West Coast rum running

James, Rick 1947- (author.).

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  • 7 of 8 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781550178418
  • ISBN: 1550178415
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    312 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia : Harbour Publishing, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Dont' never tell nobody nothin' now how -- Scotch oases in a desert of salt water -- Showdowns in the Strait -- US Coast Guard gets tough -- Mother ships and the disaster years (1923-24) -- The disaster years part II -- The man with the trademark smile -- The Coast Guard years -- The customs scandal of 1926 -- "Hail, ale, the gangs all here" --- Getting organized big time -- Across the line, fast and dirty -- Shabby old queen of Rum Row and the halcyon years, Ensenada (1928-33) == Supplying a thirsty market with the cup that cheers -- Appendix 1 Back home to the West Coast -- Appendix II The survivors: the boats.
Summary, etc.: ""We operated perfectly legally. We considered ourselves philanthropists! We supplied good liquor to poor thirsty Americans ... and brought prosperity back to the Harbour of Vancouver ..." Captain Charles Hudson At the stroke of one minute past midnight, January 17, 1920, the National Prohibition Act was officially declared in effect in the United States. From 1920 to 1933 the manufacture, sale, importation and transportation of alcohol and, of course, the imbibing of such products, was illegal. Prohibition was already a bust in Canada and it wasn't long before fleets of vessels, from weather-beaten old fish boats to large ocean-going steamers, began filling their holds with liquor to deliver their much-valued cargo to their thirsty neighbours to the south. Contrary to popular perception, rum-running along the Pacific coast wasn't dominated by violent encounters like those portrayed in the movies. Instead, it was usually carried out in a relatively civilized manner, with an oh-so-Canadian politeness on the British Columbian side. Most operated within the law. But there were indeed shootouts, hijackings and even a particularly gruesome murder associated with the business. Using first-hand accounts of old-time rum-runners, extensive research using primary and secondary documentation, and the often-sensational newspaper coverage of the day, Don't Never Tell Nobody Nothin' No How sets out to explain what really went down along the West Coast during the American "Noble Experiment.""--
Subject: Alcohol trafficking -- British Columbia -- Pacific Coast -- History -- 20th century
Prohibition -- British Columbia -- Pacific Coast -- History -- 20th century

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