James Harding Virtual Exhibit

Rum Runners

  


Name: Florann
Type: 'Rum Runner'
Launch: 4 July 1931
Builder:  Shelburne Shipbuilders Ltd., James H Harding
Size:
 100 x 17.3 x 10.5

In an interview James Harding referred to the 'rum runners' and said," the Florann was one of the best ones I ever built." One unusual feature of this boat was that it had a steel deck-house, which was built in Halifax and shipped to Shelburne to be installed.

Name: Alpaca
Type: 'Rum Runner'
Launch: 2 November 1927
Builder:  Shelburne Shipbuilders Ltd., James H Harding
Size: 82 x 18.5 x 9.9
Owner: George Morrell, then Eastern Seaboard Agencies, Montreal, QC.

The list of 'rum runners'built by James Harding, vessels used to circumvent the Prohibition Laws in the USA, included the Josephine K (1926), the James B (1928), the Symor (1928), the Isabel H (1928), the Malbo (1929), the Frederick (1929), and the Maskinoque (1930).

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