Few periods in Florida's long, colorful history equal the excitement and turbulence of those years when national prohibition was in effect. From the outset of the "Noble Experiment" in 1920 it was apparent to even the most casual observer of events that the state was destined to play a starring role in the drama of that era. The proximity of the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands, coupled with an extensive coastline indented with innumerable bays and inlets, was a boon to liquor smuggling and rumrunning as enforcement agents quickly discovered.
Carter, III, James A.
"Florida and Rumrunning During National Prohibition,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 48
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol48/iss1/6