PROHIBITION: Bedevilment

"Stand by for boarding by government agents!"

Boatswain James R. Ingraham, commanding a Coast Guard picket boat, shouted through the gloom of an early Florida morning last week at a fast little craft he had spotted on Biscayne Bay. "All right," came back a faint reply, but the boat, instead, went shooting off up Miami River.

The picket boat pursued. Boatswain Ingraham turned to Fireman's Mate Harold Lopes. "Fire a few shots across her bow," he ordered. "Aim at the superstructure of the new bridge across the river."

With his automatic revolver, Lopes...

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