The Belfast Historical Society presents "Rum Running on Penobscot Bay"
“The Rum Runners of Penobscot Bay” is the topic for the Belfast Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 28, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. Searsport historian, Charlene Knox Farris, will take us back in time to the “Roaring Twenties: the jazz, the flappers, federal prohibition, and the daring, dangerous and oh, so illegal game called “Rum Running,” played for real in our own Penobscot Bay.
Mrs. Farris is the “Official Historian of the Town of Searsport.” She is the first person in the history of Searsport, of which she is a native, to receive this honor, bestowed upon her in 2010. She has been a frequent guest speaker for historical societies, church, civic and museum presentations in Waldo, Hancock, Knox, and Penobscot counties for over twenty years.
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