So I'm writing a novel taking place during the Prohibition Era, and although I've got the basics down, I'm curious as to whether anybody knows any specifics to how rum-running worked.

What kind of ships were commonly used for transporting alcohol? Also, how long would a trip take?

Any information would help, thank you!

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    What do you know already? What do you need to know that Google doesn't reveal with a simple search? – Steve Bird Jan 4 '18 at 22:24
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    In Windsor Ontario it was apparently possible to simply walk across Lake St. Clair in various places. See also Go-Fast-Boat – Pieter Geerkens Jan 4 '18 at 22:46
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    In his biography of Sam Bronfman, Pierre Berton stated something like: "The legislative acts of the United States and Canada could not have been deliberately crafted to maximize the profits of the Bronfmans further than they actually did." – Pieter Geerkens Jan 4 '18 at 22:50
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    I knew a "rum runner" who was a commercial fisherman who lived near Monroe, on Lake Erie. He would put cases of Canadian whiskey in the bottom of his fishing boat, a 30 foot trawler, in the summer, and would drive across the ice in the winter. His favorite story was about the 1932 Chevy that broke through the ice one day; he said it had many cases of whiskey aboard when it sank out of sight! – Peter Diehr Jan 6 '18 at 17:26

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