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Encyclopedia of Rumrunners and Speakeasies: Freeport During Prohibition: 1929

1929 - January

Chief John N. Hartmann of the Freeport Police Department reported no arrests on New Year's Eve.  However, he did take a bottle of liquor away from a man before he could drink it and pour the contents out of the bottle.


"Quiet New Year's Reported; Raids Bar Many Joints." The Nassau Daily Review.  January 2, 2019, 1.  Accessed December 23, 2019.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 24, 2019.

1929 - May

Wilbur E. Rogers, reporter for The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, estimated that Freeport, a village of 12,000 residents, had 15 speakeasies.


"'Tipoffs' Hamper Edwards' War on Nassau Saloons." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 23, 1929, 2. Accessed December 8, 2017.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 8, 2017.

1929 - July

Gordon Marine Club, a houseboat speakeasy was raided.  Two arrests were made.


"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.

1929 - July

Lulu Agard's Buffalo Avenue establishment was raided in July 1929.  Gin was found on the premises.  Nineteen patrons were fined $5 each and Agard was arrested and charged with maintaining a public nuisance.


"19 Fined, Woman Jailed On Nuisance Charge After Freeport Raid." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 8, 1929, 14. Accessed December 8, 2017.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 8, 2017.

1929 - March

The illegal bars of Algot Luthander (Ray Street and South End Place), Joseph Troutman (South Grove Street and Merrick Road), and Jacob Ulrich (360 Atlantic Avenue) were raided.


"Building Owners to Face Arrest in Nassau Rum Raids." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. March 14, 1929, 7.  Accessed December 8, 2017.

The Nassau Daily Review. March 14, 1929, 2. Accessed August 21, 2019.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 8, 2017.

Updated by Regina G. Feeney,  August 21, 2019.

1929 - October

Beer was found at the All American Fishing Club, located on South End Place.  No arrests were made.


"3 Arrested by Nassau Enforcement Officers." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 30, 1929, 19. Accessed May 11, 2018.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, May 11, 2018