Rum Runner: Flor del Mar

Photograph of a subchaser post-war, abandoned and set on fire by rum-runners during Prohibition.

Press photo caption on reverse reads: "The charred converted submarine chaser Flor Del Mar, set afire by escaping crew after the craft was overtaken by the patrol boat Legare in Long Island Sound, at anchor at the Coast Guard Station at New London, Conn. Five coast guardsmen were held following a fight in a rooming house, in which, police say, they admitted that the liquor drunk at the place was stolen from the craft's cargo." Datestamp is 12/21/29.


T. Woofenden Collection.

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Flor Del Mar at New London, Ct.