Aug. 12, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Revenue Cutter Alabama rescues 16 from human traffickers 200 years ago!
In June 1822, the Alabama District Court in Mobile heard cases against three vessels that had been seized several months earlier by the Revenue Cutter Alabama. Within the space of four days, beginning on March 4th, the 56-foot topsail schooner had captured them just north of the Florida Keys. Two were charged with “having onboard . . . negroes . .