John Grant recounts some stories of moonshiners growing their own grain and distilling their own alcohol on Thorah Island in an effort to stay self-sufficient during prohibition. It was called Thorah Island honey, or sometimes Thorah Island bang. The last still was dismantled in the 1970s but evidently parts can still be found on the island. John discusses how one had to be caught with the coil of the still in their possession in order to be charged, and how there was a signal system worked out between the island and Beaverton so that the island residents knew when the RCMP would be coming to do a raid. The signal was seen one day and when the police arrived they followed a trail to the fence and saw the coil of the still had been thrown over. After producing a warrant to search the property, the property owner stated that it only allowed a search of his property and not the neighbour's, so he ended up avoiding charges. John also talks about a man he met several years ago who had only left the island twice in his life - once to serve time in jail, and once to participate in the Second World War. Some of the moonshine manufactured on the island, and it is claimed that some of it ended up working its way to the United States, where prohibition lasted longer. There was also a rumour that some of it was distributed by Joseph Kennedy.