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Historical Location

Name:
Braddock's Bay
Category: [store/factory/school etc.]
Geographic Area
Size:
About 2100 acres
Condition:
Swamp/ Marsh
Inhabitants:
Bootleggers and anti-prohibitionists
Map Location:

Description (ca. 1921):
One of the many drop-off points for bootleggers bringing in whiskey from Canada, Braddock's Bay was well known as a hot spot for illegal alcohol trafficking. However, its large size made it very difficult for the Coast Guard to cover the entire swamp. The dozens of tiny inlets made excellent hiding places for smugglers, and offered easy landing areas for boats as well. It was also fairly close to Rochester, which meant the bootleggers only had to make a short trip over land to sell their cargo before returning to their boats.