Those insufferable politicians. They managed to convince the citizens of our state back in 1914 to change the law as of 1916, thus creating Washington as a “Dry State.” We are officially one of the 23 states where the consumption, production, and sales of liquor are strictly prohibited.
Luckily for us, after his dismissal from the Seattle Police Department’s Dry Squad (and subsequent Federal Court arraignment) former Lt. Roy Olmsted has stepped up his bootlegging trade! Now, he is using the dock just north of Edmonds to bring in vessels loaded with Canadian whiskey to satisfy the needs of local residents. He even has manifests marked “Mexico” to avoid the $20 per case tax charged by the Canadian government. This has allowed him to sell 30% less than the competition, putting the rest of the local bootleggers out of business.
Roy Olmsted has all sorts of people involved in his ad hoc business: office workers, bookkeepers, collectors, salesmen, dispatchers, warehouse workers, mechanics, drivers, rum-running crews, even legal counsel. He has finessed a great relationship with a number of important people as well on the Seattle scene, including the Mayor!
Now it’s 1924 and word on the street has come down that the Three Deuces, which was carrying 240 cases, was just seized down at the dock in Des Moines. The Eva B was snared north of Edmonds with a hold containing 784 cases. This does not bode well for us. Good thing that Plan B has been set in motion.
– Those who are part of the Canadian Whiskey Running (road rally) will meet at 11 am (location will be emailed to you upon registration) to collect the instructions from the local coordinator on our next move. Both the Driver and Navigator will need to be in the vehicle when you pull up.
– Those who are going to act as the Covert Members (antique shoppers) to avert the Dry Squad’s attention, will meet at 11 am (location will be emailed to you upon registration) to begin antique and garment shopping. Feel free to explore any paraphernalia related to alcohol when shopping. It will only confuse the police further….
In each case, a map with the Plan B will be provided to you so you will know where to go. Don’t let it fall into the wrong hands!
Our day’s plan will be interrupted at 2pm when we gather at a restaurant – the favorite location of many undiscovered Bootleggers. You will be served a late lunch, coffee/tea/soda and dessert, tax & tip included. If you wish to order your own hooch from the waiter, it will be fine. He’s one of us and will happily provide you with your own bill for the alcohol.
Cameras are welcome. It’ll record our happy times together before anyone is arrested….
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Snohomish County – Participants will be emailed details
as to where to meet to obtain the “Plan B” instructions.
11am – 4pm
$25.00 (Members) per person. $30.00 (Non-Members) per person.
**If you have NOT yet become a SITU Member for 2016,
you can join NOW and receive Member Pricing!
There are 3 choices for the lunch, one especially chosen
for those with wheat or dairy restrictions*:
A) BBQ Pork Sandwich
B) Chicken in a Biscuit (think “pot pie”)
C) Spring Greens with Grilled Chicken*
When you go to PayPal or write your check, please include
your menu choice so that organizers can turn in the totals to
Are youplanning tocome?
Organizers would like a rough head-count of Bootleggers who are intending to participate.