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With its many inlets, points, and coves, the coast of New Jersey stood out as a haven for rumrunners brazenly thumbing their nose at the federal government during Prohibition. New Jersey was also recognized as the birthplace of the federal government's shore-based units of the United States Coast Guard, the organization charged at that time with stopping the flow of "demon run" into America. With its vivid images, New Jersey Coast Guard Stations and Rumrunners revives the days when New Jersey's "coasties" stood toe-to-toe with the rumrunners of the 1920s and 1930s.
About the Author
Maritime historians Van R. Field and John J. Galluzzo are members of the United States Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, and Galluzzo is the editor of the association's publication, Wreck & Rescue Journal. Field is a frequent contributor to that journal and other maritime history magazines and is the author of a book on shipwrecks. Galluzzo is the author of several previous titles with Arcadia Publishing. Their vital interest in their subject is evident in New JerseyCoast Guard Stations and Rumrunners.