Rum Runner "IDLE HOUR"

IDLE HOUR was based in East Greenwich and registered as a "yacht", but was well known as fast rum runner. The registered owner was 'Mary Rittenhouse' of New York and Stonington, but it was also rumored to be owned by Danny Walsh. What looked like an aft cabin was really a cargo hold. The portholes were painted over so no light would show at night. She had a long history of Coast Guard seizures and "navigation violations", such as running at night with no lights on.



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