WPBS-DT, Watertown, NY PBS, is pleased to announce their latest outreach event, Rum Across the River, a component to the national television series PROHIBITION, premiering on October 2 on Public Television by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick telling the story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the era it encompassed.

On the evening of Saturday, October 1, WPBS-DT and Uncle Sam Boat Tours in Alexandria Bay will host Rum Across the River from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 per person and include a two-hour international boat tour, a variety of hors d’oeuvres with cash bar and a brief preview of the national series PROHIBITION in addition to local video segments documenting how in Northern New York, rum running was especially rampant across the St. Lawrence River separating New York from Canada making crime more common in the dangerous yet lucrative bootlegging business.

Reservations should be made by calling 315-782-3142 x216, email jweston@wpbstv.org, online at wpbstv.org or search WPBS-TV on facebook.

This WPBS-DT outreach event is sponsored by Thousand Islands Bridge Authority and Boldt Castle, Gouverneur Savings & Loan and Uncle Sam Boat Tours.

WPBS-DT is a not-for-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario with a mission is to educate, entertain and inform in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.

September 21, 2011

Contact: Julie Weston
Special Events Manager
315-782-3142 x216

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