More stops expected are Ellis Island in New York City and then north to the first primary state of New Hampshire.
In Encountering Ellis Island, historian Ronald Bayor probes the opportunities and the bigotry faced by immigrants to the U.S.
The first human being to come through Ellis Island was an unaccompanied minor.
They had a delicatessen first in Brooklyn, then in Queens, and they entered the country legally through Ellis Island.
A large number of the people who came in through Ellis Island, went back home later.
On the Patience there were many immigrants, only that afternoon released from Ellis Island.
"That's Ellis Island we're passing," explained Mrs. Kennedy.
There is no contention here that every fellow who successfully passes the entrance ordeals at Ellis Island is necessarily a hero.
An interesting incident of this great explosion was staged at Ellis Island.
The career of this young man up to the time of his landing at Ellis Island is significant, to say the least.
sandy island in mouth of Hudson River, said to have been called "Gull Island" by local Indians and "Oyster Island" by the Dutch, renamed "Gull Island" after the British took over, then "Gibbet Island" because pirates were hanged there. Sold to Samuel Ellis in 1785, who made it a picnic spot and gave it his name. Sold by his heirs in 1808 to New York State and acquired that year by the U.S. War Department for coastal defenses. Vacant after the American Civil War until the government opened an immigration station there in 1892 to replace Castle Island.
An island in the harbor of New York City. The chief immigration station of the United States was on Ellis Island from 1892 to 1943, a time when millions of people, especially from Europe, came to the United States.
Note: Ellis Island lies near the Statue of Liberty, which made an impressive sight for people approaching the United States for the first time.
Note: 1990 marked the opening of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.