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Rum-Chaser on Duty at Port of Beaufort

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A “rum-chaser” boat was purchased for use at the Beaufort Coast Guard Station in 1925. Intended to patrol for vessels bringing alcohol into the state, the boat could reach speeds of 25 miles per hour. As other vessels averaged between 8 and 12 miles per hour, the guardsmen were confident that the vessel could overtake all others on the water. Other additions to local infrastructure included ongoing construction of the Cape Lookout breakwater and expansion of the Norfolk southern railway to the Cape region.