Port Gibson, Mississippi: Moonshine Submarine

What's left of a Prohibition era submarine custom-built to evade detection while transporting illegal booze. Park includes a museum, historic cemetery, picnic area and campground.

Grand Gulf Military State Park

Address:
12006 Grand Gulf Rd, Port Gibson, MS
Directions:
Grand Gulf Military State Park. 7.5 mi. NW of town on Grand Gulf Rd. Visitor Center on right.
Phone:
601-437-5911
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One man submarine.

Moonshine Submarine

A moonshine running submarine! The unique little submarine was created by men who made illegal whiskey during the days when Prohibition had outlawed alcoholic drinks in the United States. Powered by a Model T Ford engine, the submarine was used to smuggle homemade whiskey from Davis Island in the Mississippi River to the city of Vicksburg. Legend holds that a number of submarines were built in the South during the Prohibition era, but the one at Grand Gulf is the only one known to survive.

It is located near the visitor center and museum at Grand Gulf Military Monument Park. A moonshine still is next to the submarine.

[Jennifer Nugent, 01/12/2014]

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