trying to identify boat seized off the coast of BC during prohibition

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  1. pikautomotive
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    pikautomotive New Member

    Hi,
    I'm trying to identify this boat that belongs to a friend of mine. It is located in Yellowknife, NWT Canada. He was told the boat was seized off the coast of BC during prohibition and it was apparently used by Al Capone's men to run illegal alcohol. Any help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    It looks pretty typical of the era, but a positive ID will be very difficult. Record keeping was marginal at best back then and much less so on craft heading into an elicit trade.

    That boat appears to be a waste, ready for the bonfire. What's your interest in her?
     
  3. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Here's Al's Flying Cloud, a 36½ ft V bottom Robinson Seagull, but she's is in better shape today than the one in above pics . . . ;)

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    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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  4. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    ....nice pix.

    Definitely not the Malahat...
     

  5. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Maybe this 'Queen of the Rum row' has met above boats when they came alongside to run the liquor ashore . . . . :idea:
    ‘‘ Pacific Coast offshore rum-runner that eluded US Coast Guard for 13 yrs and delivered more contraband liquor than any other ship. ’’

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    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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