According to Lehr & Best (1985: 24), Brule, a community on Merasheen Island in Placentia Bay, was a rum-smuggling centre. Much rum-smuggling happened between 1850 and 1950. Newfoundland prohibition (1917-1924) also encouraged rum-smuggling and rum-running. The song we have about this area’s rum-running refers to a storm in 1921.
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