During Prohibition, it was still absolutely legal to consume alcohol; it was only illegal to manufacture, sell or transport “intoxicating liquors” according to the 18th Amendment which was passed in January 1919. The amendment didn’t go into effect until January 1920 so early American “preppers” could stockpile their liquor(s) of choice. The entire debacle came to a close with the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933 but not before some interesting legal loopholes were created. Booze cruises allowed folks to board a ship and sail out to international waters where it was legal to serve alcohol. That’s what you get for trying to come between a man and his booze – good old in”gin”uity!