Seizure of the vessel Elizabeth - 1929

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Seizure of the vessel Elizabeth - 1929 - Coast Quardsmen Seize Launch Elizabeth With...
Coast Quardsmen Seize Launch Elizabeth With $50,000 Liquor Cargo Riding at anchor In Campbells Bayou with a liquor cargo officials think will total 750 cases, tho forty-eight-foot motorboat Elizabeth, former Galvestou pleasure craft, was captured last night at dusk by four coast guardsmen from the live-saving station on Pelican Spit. Tho value of hor cargo Is well In excess of 550,000. One man, giving tho name of Joe Lara and speaking little English, jumped overboard from a little skiff In which he was Hculling ashore from tho liquor-laden craft but was taken into custody custody without difficulty. Ho said ho had been engaged yesterday morning to watch the craft by BOUIO men he eaJd he could not Ten dollars was to have been paid him last night, he declared, Thore Several Days. In view of the rough weather of the last few days, belief was expressed expressed that the Elizabeth had been anchored there several days with her load of liquor or else was transferring transferring It from some storage cache further up the bay. Campbell's Bayou Is midway between between the causeway at Virginia Point and Texas City, emptying into Galveston Bay from Swan Lake. The boat was (anchored In the middle of the bayou half a mile from lie mouth nd completely completely out of sight from the bay. It is declared to be easily accessible to trucks. The Elizabeth, a heavily-powered boat, decked from stem to stern and pointed a dull pray which reduces reduces her visibility considerably. Is loaded to tho guards with liquor. In fact, her normal freeboard has . been cut down alarmingly by her present load and coast guardsmen believe that It would have been virtually virtually Impost) I bit; for her to have come in from sen with such a load In the rough weather that has been jJiuvallinn fur l lu lout few days. lit Gunny Sacks. Tho liquor itj in triangulnr- shaped gunny sock packages, six bottles to the package, juj is cun- to roary when 11 has to bo tossed from boat to boat in the open sea. No attempt was ni'idc last night to sen how much ehc had aboard but officials said that 750 cases would (Continued on Page 11, Column 6.) ELINOE SMITH STAYS ALOFT 26 HOURS TO REGAIN LOST HONORS. Roosevelt Field, N. S., April 24.-Elinor 24.-Elinor Smith, 17-year-old flying flapper of Long Island won a victory victory today In the four-sided battle battle being waged among two women from the Eastern seaboard and two from the West for the woman's solo endurance flight record. She brought her plane down at 2:2:10 p. m., after 26 hours, 21 min- utnu and 32 Kecunds In t h e air, beating the record of 22 hours, 3 minutes and 12 seconds established by Louise McPhetrldge of California California by 4 hours, 18 minutes and 20 Fccondu. Before Mra. McPhclrldge, Mied Bobbie Trout of California was the record holder. Miss Trout beat an earlier record of Miss Smith, who in turn on that earlier flight beat a record held by Viola Gentry, Long Island's flying caehler. MJSS Smith's record today WAX 5 By

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News25 Apr 1929, ThuPage 1

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)25 Apr 1929, ThuPage 1
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