American Dry Spell #16


Original Caption:

New Orleans -- The crew of sunken Schooner "I'm Alone" is shown behind the bars in New Orleans, Louisiana after their arrest at sea. U.S. Revenue Cutter Dexter sank the Schooner when the alleged rum runner refused to surrender (1929)

1 comment:

Brent McKee said...

And caused an international incident when they did it. The Coast Gaurd chased the Canadian schooner out beyond the 12 mile "Search and Seizure Zone" into the high seas where they sank her. In 1935 an international commission declared that the sinking was unjustified and order the US to pay $50,000 to the Canadian Government, the captain and crew of the ship, and the widow of the ship's cxoswain, who was killed in the attack