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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    In Windsor Ontario it was apparently possible to simply walk across Lake St. Clair in various places. See also Go-Fast-Boat Jan 4, 2018 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." Jan 4, 2018 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! Jan 6, 2018 at 17:26


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