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Portsmouth shores breeding ground for Prohibition crime

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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 — 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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