|The Pelicans that operated in the Keys|
|Rum Running in the Keys from Havana|
There were a large number of repeal organizations appearing as the disillusionment and dissatisfaction with the "Nobel Experiment" grew. There was even an anti-Prohibition plank in the platform of the Democratic Party Platform in 1932 and Franklin Roosevelt ran for the president promising repeal. The popular vote for repeal ran 74% for Repeal and 26% against. The American public ended Prohibition by a three to one margin and December 5, 1933 Prohibition was over.
Today 79 years later we can celebrate the fact that the one time speakeasy called the "Florence Club" is now one of our favorite "watering holes" that you can enjoy a cocktail at without the fear of being busted for being where "intoxicating beverages" are being sold. It also means that I have a job and can make you those fun tropical concoctions that we all know and love. Enjoy Repeal Day 2012. ;o)