CORBETT, Scott. The Sea Fox. The Adventure of Cape Cod's most Colorful Rumrunner … with Captain Manuel Zora. New York,Thomas Y. Cowell Company, .
8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrapers; pp. [viii], 244; apart from light spotting to endpapers, a very good copy.
Very uncommon first edition A well researched fictionalized book on alcohol smuggling in Cape Cod. 'Manuel Zora (1895-1979) was a colorful, cocky, dramatic man whose life story reflects his personality. Manuel Zora was born on October 4, 1895 in Olhao, Portugal. He left Portugal when very young, sailing on schooner, “Cabo Verde,” as a cabin boy. The ship smuggled men out of Portugal to avoid army service. He settled in Providence, Rhode Island … Manny became Captain Manuel Zora and was a successful fisherman on his 38-foot fishing boat, “Mary Ellen.” And, during Prohibition, 1919-1933, Manuel Zora became one of the most storied rumrunners on the East Coast. Zora means “fox” in Portuguese. The Coast Guard nicknamed the elusive Manny, “The Sea Fox” (Southwest Harbor Public Library, online).