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Historical Society: Rum Running

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The Victoria Historical Society presents a talk, Don’t Never Tell Nobody Nothin’ Nohow: The Real Story of West Coast Rum Running by Rick James, Thursday, October 24, 2019 at James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria V8V 2G7.  Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for refreshments and conversation.  A short business meeting beginning at 7:45 will be followed immediately by the speaker.

Using extensive research, this presentation will explain that rum running in BC was generally carried out in a relatively civilized manner: but still, the business was associated with the odd shootout, hijacking and even a particularly gruesome murder.

 Rick James is a maritime historian and author of several books and periodical articles. His latest book on West Coast rum running was recently shortlisted for the annual U.B.C.s Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia history. 


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