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Maritime Smuggling on Long Island: From Pirates to Rumrunners with Bill Bleyer

Listen to a PowerPoint lecture by historian, author and former Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer to learn why pirates like Captain Kidd were attracted to Long Island at the turn of the 18th century and how a visit by Kidd to Gardiners Island led to him dying on the gallows in London. And learn why Long Island was so attractive to bootleggers during Prohibition that the Atlantic Ocean off the South Shore became known as Rum Row and was frequented by bootleggers like William “The Real McCoy” McCoy who supplied gangsters like Al Capone and Dutch Schultz.

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Date

Aug 03 2023

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11:00 am

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Southampton History Museum

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Southampton History Museum
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(631)283-2494
Email
lcollins@southamptonhistory.org
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https://www.southamptonhistory.org/
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