Gertude Lythgoe (March 1, 1888-June 24, 1974) has been called "one of the fascinating women of prohibition". This era was dominated by men, but many women like Gertrude played a role famously or infamously. Gertrude Lythgoe, also known as Grace Lythgoe would be employed by a London Liquor exporter and would later be selected to oversee operations and sales of liquor in the Bahamas. This operation would be successful for a number of years, before she was arrested and taken to Federal Court in New Orleans for smuggling cases of whiskey into the city.
"The Bahama Queen: The Autobiography of Gertrude 'Cleo' Lythgoe"