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The rum-runner Black Duck was fired upon by a Coast Guard vessel in late 1929 in Newport Harbor, killing three of its four crew members.

Portsmouth shores breeding ground for Prohibition crime

Portsmouth shores breeding ground for Prohibition crime

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth and its surrounding towns may seem peaceful and quaint today. But if you were around during the Prohibition era, certain parts of the East Bay at times resembled crime-ridden Chicago during Al Capone’s days. “People at Black Point (Farm) were confronting each other with machine guns,” said Town Historian James Garman during a

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