The rum-runner I’m Alone was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. Launched in Lunenburg in September 1923, she was intercepted by the coast guard off Louisiana, returning from Belize with liquor. She disobeyed orders to stop and was shelled and sunk. Seven crew members were rescued and one died. The captain, John ‘Jack’ Randell, was arrested and jailed in New Orleans. The incident drew international attention. [Photo credit: Photo of the crew on the I’m Alone, from the Mariners’ Museum: “Captain John Randall (centre, dressed in suit) with crew around him. Edward Bouchard (sailor), Jens Jensen (assistant engineer), John George WIlliams (mate), Chester Hobbs (engineer), James Barrett (sailor), Williams Wordsworth (cook), Eddie Young (sailor).]