Collection ASM0417 - Hal M. Caudle papers

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Hal M. Caudle papers


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Hal M. Caudle, a native of North Carolina joined the U.S. Coast Guard at seventeen and was stationed at Port Everglades in Florida. He was on board U.S. Guard Patrol 249 that intercepted James Horace Alderman's rum smuggling activities on August 7, 1927.

These incidents resulted in the trial and first hanging in Broward County. Mr. Caudle narrates these events in "The Hanging at Bahia Mar" published in 1976.

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Typescript of "And Then There Were Five" by Hal M. Caudle Sr. The text describes the 1927 shooting aboard Coast Guard Boat 249. Caudle's correspondence makes references to Horace J. Alderman.

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The collection is open for researsh.

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Hal M. Caudle Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Head of Special Collections.

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James Horace Alderman Collection

Holdings in Special Collections:

Caudle, Hal M. The Hanging at Bahia Mar. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: Wake-Brook House, 1976.

Lehman, Frank. Encounter with the Gulf Stream Pirate. S.l.: s.n., 1979

Other Resources:

Crankshaw, Joe. "Finding God on Death Row an Old Story." The Miami Herald, February 9, 1998.

Rowe, Sean. "The Gallows and the Deep." New Times Broward-Palm Beach, December 4, 1997.

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