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Prohibition, Booze Cruises and “Preppers”


During Prohibition, it was still absolutely legal to consume alcohol; it was only illegal to
manufacture, sell or transport “intoxicating liquors” according to the 18th Amendment which was
passed in January 1919. The amendment didn’t go into effect until January 1920 so early
American “preppers” could stockpile their liquor(s) of choice. The entire debacle came to a close
with the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933 but not before some interesting legal loopholes
were created. Booze cruises allowed folks to board a ship and sail out to international waters
where it was legal to serve alcohol. That’s what you get for trying to come between a man and
his booze – good old in”gin”uity!

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