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Rum Runners on Puget Sound

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Rum Runners on Puget Sound

by Capt. A. L. Lonsdale


FACTUAL REPRESENTATION

OF OUR WESTERN TREASURES

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OLD RUM-RUNNING DAYS

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

Folks, hard to believe but once upon a time, whiskey was outlawed and declared contraband. And in the northwest, the real story was entitled “Rumrunners on Puget Sound,†as written by the enforcer of the law himself, Captain A. L. Lonsdale, U. S. Coast Guard called “Grandad†by friend and foe alike. He faced seemingly insurmountable odds in his campaign against smugglers. He captured so many ships that the government had to auction them off cause they was out of space – and, of course, Grandad just had to run ‘em down again. Here pictured is a map of the area with all the little nooks and crannies with pictures AND NAMES of the boats of the good guys and bad guys. Look below for a list of all the names, the boats, the sites and those that ran afoul of the law but, truth is, common folks were really on the side of the bad guys but to no avail

AND THEY WENT TO JAIL

Please read this. There were many a great story published – the common ones about are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones like this one about the rum running days of old Puget Sound are seldom found. I love to write about ‘em cause, humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out cause really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.

Here’s one of ‘em.

FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY COLLECTION AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES. TOM RUSSELL COLLECTION

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IF I FIND SOMETHING THAT I THINK MERITS YOUR INTEREST, I WILL WRITE A REVIEW AND PLACE IT ON EBAY AND GIVE YOU NOTICE AND A HEAD START TO BUYITNOW!

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive

I hope you appreciate the effort.


RUMRUNNERS ON PUGET SOUND

By Captain A. L. Lonsdale

Friends, sooner or later – Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are laying on some dealer’s dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, it’s worth all the time I spend. As a tribute to the honor of our American Indians, my indexed listings will include all Indian names mentioned in the story from this time on.

ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1916 – 1930

ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: WASHINGTON

GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

ATWOOD, Clint

DOW, Wilbur

GRIAGNIC, Prosper

JONES, Wesley L., Senator

KIRSTINE, Lance

LONSDALE, Adrian L., Captain, U. S. Coast Guard, Author

LONSDALE, Lorenz A., Chief Boatswain, U. S. Coast Guard “Grandad†*

MARINOFF, Pete

OLMSTEAD, Roy, Lieutenant Seattle Police *

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Picture 1: Map of Puget Sound area. *

Picture 2: Coast Guardsman Lorenz A. Lonsdale faced seemingly insurmountable odds in his campaign against smugglers. *

Picture 3: Seattle police Lieutenant Roy Olmstead ended up on the wrong side of the law. *

Picture 4: The Coast Guard tug “Arcata†was top-heavy and slow, but she soon won the grudging respect of Puget Sound bootleggers. *

Picture 5: The war escalated when “one-pounders†were installed. This cutter came home loaded with contraband. *

Picture 6: Some Coast Guard boats, like this one bringing in a capture, were converted from ex-rumrunners. *

Picture 7: The “Xenial’s†captors netted more than one hundred cases of bootleg liquor. *

Picture 8: By the late 1920s twenty-two cutters – including new seventy-five-footers – patrolled the Sound. *

Picture 9: The “Mary Landon†was a floating liquor store, with bootleg available by the case, “sack,†or barrel. *

Picture 10: When the “Memories†was overtaken, her operators rolled the “corpus delicti†out and over the side. *

Picture 11: Occasionally smugglers set their own boats on fire in an attempt to destroy the evidence before capture. *

Picture 12: Roy Olmstead was sent to federal prison in 1927. *

NAMES OF BOATS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

“Alice†(“M817â€)

“Arcata,†Coast Guard Cutter *

“Elsieâ€

“Eva Bâ€

“George Fâ€

“Haidaâ€

“Juneâ€

“L443â€

“Mary Langdon†*

“Memories†*

“Mukilteoâ€

“Pauline,†Canadian boat

“Searchlightâ€

“Three Deucesâ€

“Xenial†*

PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED:

Admiralty Inlet

Allen Island

Anti-Saloon League in Washington State

Bremerton Navy Shipyard

British Columbia

Brown’s Beach

Canada

Clinton, Washington

Curtis-Wright Aircraft Engine

Deception Pass

Discovery Bay

Double Bluff

Edmonds

Lake Union

Lake Washington

Madison Park

Marrowstone Island in Admiralty Inlet

Marrowstone Point

National Prohibition Act

Port Townsend Bay

Possession Sound

Puget Sound

Seattle, Washington

U. S. Coast Guard

U. S. Supreme Court

Washington, D. C.

Whidbey Island

“Whispering Wires Caseâ€

Woodmont Beach

World War I

RUMRUNNERS ON PUGET SOUND

By Captain A. L. Lonsdale

OLD RUM-RUNNING DAYS

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine printed on heavy slick paper many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 Media Mail to U. S.; $5.00 Priority; $12.78 for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

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