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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.

Source: 

"Quiet New Year's Reported; Raids Bar Many Joints." The Nassau Daily Review.  January 2, 2019, 1.  Accessed December 23, 2019. http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn95071428/1929-01-02/ed-1/seq-1/

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.

Source:

"'Tipoffs' Hamper Edwards' War on Nassau Saloons." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 23, 1929, 2. Accessed December 8, 2017. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/58263046/?terms=%22nassau+saloons%22+edwards.

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

1929 - July

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

Source:

"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.

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.

Source:

"19 Fined, Woman Jailed On Nuisance Charge After Freeport Raid." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 8, 1929, 14. Accessed December 8, 2017. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/59854318/?terms=%22freeport%2Braid%22~10.

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.

Source: 

"Building Owners to Face Arrest in Nassau Rum Raids." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. March 14, 1929, 7.  Accessed December 8, 2017. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/59897121/?terms=building%2Bowners%2Bto%2Bface%2Barrest.

The Nassau Daily Review. March 14, 1929, 2. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn95071428/1929-03-14/ed-1/seq-2/.

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.

Source:

"3 Arrested by Nassau Enforcement Officers." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 30, 1929, 19. Accessed May 11, 2018. https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/59855013/?terms=%22all%2Bamerican%2Bfishing%2Bclub%22.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, May 11, 2018