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Scallywags and Scoundrels River Cruise Set for Saturday, November 8

By September 17, 2014Bonnet House Blog

Speakeasy-HeaderNo, we’re not referring to the passengers . . . we’re talking about sharing a fascinating slice of Florida history while enjoying a fun river cruise aboard the Carrie B on Saturday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m., as Bonnet House presents “Cruising Down The River: Speakeasies, Gangsters and Rumrunners.”

Hear about the shadier side of the history of the New River, and the scallywags and scoundrels that lived, worked and played along its shores in our not-too-distant past. Featured speakers include Melissa Timo, Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Outreach Network at Florida Atlantic University, and Birch Willey, long time Fort Lauderdale resident. And enjoy live music performed by Gold Coast Banjoes and 2 glasses of wine generously provided by Red’s Bar & Package Store. Cash bar will be available for water, soda, cocktails and snacks.

Admission is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. The yacht embarkation site is 440 North New River Drive East in Fort Lauderdale. For more information and to reserve your seat, please call (954) 703-2614 or (954) 653-1554, or visit

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is recognized as a historic landmark by the City of Fort Lauderdale. The story told here spans and parallels a wide swath of American history and makes a visit to the estate a uniquely educational, entertaining and truly unforgettable experience.

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