However, Duck Island has in interesting history as you will see as you read the article above. I had heard about the tobacco farming that once took place on that isolated area of South Trenton. During Prohibition it was also a popular source of horse radish which was a popular speakeasy condiment to those who ate and drank at those illicit and illegal venues.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
1948: REMEMBERING DUCK ISLAND
DUCK ISLAND: When I was a young man, the only news articles on Duck Island that I recall related to the many murders and rapes that occurred on that Sycamore lined area of Lamberton Street in South Trenton. I remember it was a "lovers' lane" where young couples parked their car and did what single young couples sometimes did. Unfortunately, many of those "lovers" ended up in the morgue. The area was completely different during daylight hours. Indeed, it was on the Sycamore lined road that I took my motor vehicle test back in the early 1950's.