Early morning photo of downtown Saint Pierre. Saint Pierre is the capitol of the islands and has a populaton of around 6,500 who
are descendants of Basque, Breton, Normandy and other french regions. During Prohibition, Saint Pierre & Miquelon became important for alcohol smuggling. Distillers from Canada
warehoused their liquor on the islands. The islanders repackaged it and it was smuggled into the United States and the islands became quite prosperous because of the taxes that were
generated by the sales of alcohol to the U.S. The wooden boxes that arrived into Saint Pierre were used for building materials for their homes so Steve said that you still see the
wood with the markings still on them with the names of the distilleries! Recycling at its finest!