Gordon Marine Club was a speakeasy located on a houseboat moored at the foot of Gordon Place. It was raided in July 1929. Proprietor John Jacobson was arrested along with his employee, Joseph Anderwater; both men were charged with maintaining a public nuisance. None of the guests were arrested. Law enforcement gained access to the club through the use of a membership card.
"Offensive Ends Lull: Big Store of Liquor Found." Nassau Daily Review. July 17, 1929, 1. Accessed December 9, 2017. fultonhistory.com
Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 9, 2017.
Lela R. Greer, a local fortune teller, was arrested after detectives found five bottles of whisky and "an apparatus for making alcoholic beverages."
"Medium Arrested as a Bootlegger." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 7, 1921, 22. Accessed July 20, 2018. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/57396408/?terms=raid%2Bfreeport%2Band%2B(liquor%2Bor%2Balcohol).
Researched by Regina G. Feeney, July 20, 2018.
Ben Greve, a Freeporter, was a detective assigned to the Nassau County Attorney's office. Greve was involved in many Prohibition raids in Nassau County.
Suffolk County News. February 17, 1928, 9. Accessed December 10, 2019. http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031477/1928-02-17/ed-1/seq-9/.
Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 24, 2019.