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Museum explores the first booze cruise

Sandusky Register Staff • Mar 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM

During Prohibition, Lake Erie was wet and Ohio and the rest of the U.S. was “dry” — but that wasn’t the whole story.


The Great Lakes were a route to smuggle illegal booze from Canada into the U.S.


Those days will be recalled in “Yo Ho Ho & a Bottle of Rum: Prohibition Stories on the Great Lakes,” a program at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maritime Museum of Sandusky.


No rum will be served, but Betty Lou Higgins will tell plenty of stories.

The program is free with admission to the museum: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors or kids, $12 per family. Museum members are admitted free.

The museum is located at 125 Meigs St. and currently is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, phone 419-624-0274 or visit sanduskymaritime.org.

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