Here is a very interesting 1907 map of "Perriwig Bar" in the Duck Island area. In 1907, the newspapers were printed on very inexpensive pulp paper. Over the years, the pages became brittle and "foxed" (brown with age.) The Perriwig Bar is one of the reasons Trenton was never able to sustain ocean going vessels. Over the years, many attempts were made to remove the bar using the U.S. Government's dredges. However, for whatever reason, the project never got off the ground. History records numerous problems with the Perriwig. A number of paddle wheel boats were hung up on the bar. During very severe winters when the Delaware froze over, the Perriwig acted as a dam, preventing the ice from moving down river. Of historic interest is the inhabitants of the area. Sucker Point, Biles Island, Emily Island, and Echo Point are little known areas.
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