Blaise Diesbourg


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Blaise Diesbourg
Date: 1980
Type(s): Photograph
Physical Description: b&w; photocopy
Source: Chris Baillargeon Collection
Notes: c. 1980; Blaise Diesbourg was known as "King Canada"; he smuggled alcohol over to Detroit during prohibition, using boats, cars, and aeroplanes; he was originally from Pike Creek; he worked firstly at his brother Charlie's hotel (the Wellington Hotel) in Belle River; later he had his own hotel, the Omar Hotel, in Stoney Point.
Subject(s): Diesbourg, Blaise
Smuggling
Prohibition
Place(s): Lakeshore (Ontario)
Belle River (Ontario)
Stoney Point (Ontario)
Pike Creek (Ontario)
Rights: Permission needed
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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