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Encyclopedia of Rumrunners and Speakeasies: Freeport During Prohibition: G

Gordon Marine Club

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. 

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 9, 2017.

Greer, Lela R.

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.


Researched by Regina G. Feeney, July 20, 2018.