Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fig Island” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: January 25, 1862., [Electronic resource]:
...ty, with a man by the name of Jesse Ayres, formerly of Philadelphia, left the city on Wednesday afternoon last, intending to spend the night ducking.
Their intention was to obtain a ducking boat at Fig Island light, and proceed to the opposite shore, but not to go below Fort Jackson, to hunt ducks in the river and creeks, and return in the morning.
As they have not been seen or heard of since Wednesday ...
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