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The Detroit Prohibition Boat Tour
Saturday, September 14, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM

During Prohibition, Detroit took advantage of its location on the international border. With 75% of liquor entering the United States through the "Detroit-Windsor Funnel," the Detroit River became the epicenter of the booze smuggling trade. 

Join us on Saturday, September 14 2019, for a special boat tour on the Detroit River. On the largest of the Diamond Jack boats, we will cruise to the eastern end of the Detroit River, then west past the Ambassador Bridge. All the while, guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, coffee, and soft drinks. There will be a cash bar available--what's a Prohibition tour without booze? There will also be prizes!

Your guide ( a descendant of bootleggers and Detroit historian) will regale you of stories of those brave men and women who saw Prohibition as an economic opportunity. She will point out areas of interest along the Detroit and Windsor shorelines and will also display her collection of Prohibition artifacts.

$65 per person. Ticket price includes delicious hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks and coffee. Cash bar! The Diamond Jack boat leaves sharply at 6 pm!

The Peacock Room will have a special pop-up shop on the boat with Prohibition-inspired jewelry, bar ware, flasks, and other 1920s-style finds available. 

Afterward, you can join us at a local Prohibition-era drinking establishment to put a perfect ending to the evening! 

The tour leaves from the Stroh's River Place Dock at the foot of Jos. Campau Street. There is paid, guarded parking adjacent to the Stroh's River Place Dock. Five dollars from every ticket sale will be donated to Preservation Detroit. Your PayPal receipt is your ticket. We will have your name on our roster when you arrive.

No passport needed to take this tour. Ages: 18 and up. If you would like to pay by check, please send an email to [email protected]