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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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James Horace Alderman Collection
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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
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.