The crew of CG-238 was one of many tasked with operations during “The Rum War” – the period extending from the mid-1920s to the early 1930s. These crews were part of an effort that included many law enforcement agencies charged with the suppression of illegal liquor traffic during prohibition. Searching for smugglers and their illicit cargo, often in the darkness of night, presented many dangers, including those presented by Mother Nature.
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The CG-100, one of the 203 75-foot patrol boats built specifically for Prohibition enforcement duties. They were known as the "six-bitters" and entered service between 1924 and 1925. U.S. Coast Guard photo. It was April 2, 1925, and Chief Petty Officer Karl Gustafson was patrolling the waters of Block Island Sound for illicit cargo; he