Scope and Contents
William Cavallini, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, May 16, 1997, in Harwich, Massachusetts. Cavallini discusses his experiences rum-running on the coast of Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia during Prohibition; operating the radio on rum-running boats beginning 1930; packaging of liquor; unloading at night; locations where liquor was unloaded; recollections of Meteghan, Nova Scotia; boat specifications; pay; killing of rumrunners; pastimes when not running rum; names of rum-running boats; evading the Coast Guard; changes to rum-running after Prohibition ended; operating radios on shore; hiding liquor; and individuals involved in the rum-running business. Images RESTRICTED until 2075. Text: 59 pp. transcript, plus 41 pp. memoir. Recording: C 1562 - C 1564. Photos: P08094 - P08145.
- Creation: May 16, 1997
- From the Collection: Cavallini, William "Bill", 1904-2005 (Interviewee, Person)
- From the Collection: MacDougall, Pauleena (Interviewer, Person)
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