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Quest of Pirates

In Quest of Pirates? Who’d have thought this sliver of magic called the 1000 Islands was once their home? In the 1800s pirate Bill Johnston struck fear into the hearts of people on both sides of the River. He was captured, outlawed, pardoned and became a lighthouse keeper. Years later, during Prohibition, the smugglers and rum runners arrived, playing a high stakes game of cat and mouse with the law on both sides of the border. They’d slip across the border at night with Canadian whiskey, using fast boats, no lights and a close knowledge of where the boat-ripping rocks were. So grab your eyepatch and start your Quest to uncover the great myths and legends this summer with RiverQuest.

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