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The Last Run: A Tale of Rum-running
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Join Rye author Stephen Clarkson at the Tuck Museum of Hampton History on Tuesday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m., for a story about how NH Seacoasters fared during the Prohibition Era.

Clarkson will discuss his novel, The Last Run, about rum running. HHS is sponsoring the program and, in keeping with the evening's theme, the refreshment will be rum cake.

"Find 139 cases of Liquor Planted in Rye Harbor; Cargo Worth Between $12,000 and $15,000 Seized by Coast Guard - Thought to Have Come from Nova Scotia." So read a July 10, 1929 headline in the Portsmouth Herald. Where the liquor originated and who committed the crime is still unknown. But in The Last Run, Clarkson imagines the story behind the headline.

Clarkson graduated from Yale College and the University of Virginia School of Law. He has written three other books including Patriot's Reward, a story about a slave owned by his ancestors in New Hampshire who became a hero in the American Revolution.