Museum explores the first booze cruise

The Great Lakes were a route to smuggle illegal booze from Canada into the U.S.
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 17, 2014

 

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.