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Bootleggers in a boat

Bootleggers in a church boat

Imagine an adventure trip on a traditional church boat on the theme of bootlegging, i.e. the smuggling of illegal liquor, an old and honoured tradition and sport in the archipelago. What could be more contradictory – but don’t worry, it’s all for fun, in an easy-going but active mode. The journey is made by church rowing boat through the scenic Porvoo archipelago, with a guide. Following old viewgraph maps, we search for hidden stashes of liquor in the sea. The bootleggers’ base, hideout and resting place is on Kunuholma Island. In a shelter there we have coffee and a packed lunch, keeping an eye open for lurking police or coastguards. If, and hopefully when, the liquor stashes have been found, we get to taste the booty. On Kunuholma, ”Silakka Salli”, a local smuggler’s bride, tells us about the Prohibition days around here. There’s no end to the stories and the atmosphere is relaxed. Salli is not only an untiring storyteller, but dressed to the nines, she’s an impressive apparition!

Facts: 

Duration:

2,5 hours

Site:

Porvoo, Emäsalo island

Group size:

10-45 persons

Languages:

english, finnish

Season:

Year round

Price:

PRICE FOR 2013 COMING SOON