PROHIBITION: 39609

The new federal ruling that no ship may enter United States territorial waters with any beverage liquor aboard went into effect on June 10.

Foreign ships already in port were not required to throw their liquor overboard—instead it was securely sealed. This happened to the Cedric and the Carmania. In the port of New York crews of vessels belonging to countries which legally require liquor rations for their seamen, continued to receive their liquor. New York Prohibition Director Canfield announced that he had received a telegram from Commissioner Haynes that the United...

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