The Statue of Liberty and nearby Ellis Island have both left their marks of history during the years of immigration by millions of people from the old world to the new world in the United States.
|Statue of Liberty, New York, USA
|Castle Clinton in Battery Park, NY
|Line-up for Statue of Liberty tours
|Visitors to Liberty Island, NY
|Statue of Liberty, NY
|The Tablet and the Flame of the Statue of Liberty, NY
|Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour
|Queue up for the ferry ride
|Ellis Island, New York Harbour
|Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital
|Ellis Island Immigrant Museum, NY
|Wall of Honor on Ellis Island, NY
|View of New York from Ellis Island
Ellis Island had once been one of Fort Gibson that was built to defend New York City from enemy ships that was approaching the Harbour. They were part of the triangle which included Liberty Island and Governor’s Island for 100 years before Ellis Island became the Immigration Station. The view of Manhattan Island of New York, the subject of Fort Gibson’s protection lies beyond.
Our adventures today definitely gave us a history lesson that showed what many people had to go through to survive then make that long voyage to America. One cannot leave here without some appreciation for those sacrifices and the opportunity to learn and visit where it all began. It was a great day, even with the line-ups.