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Ellis Island

Ellis Island is an island in the New York Harbor that acted as the chief immigration station for the US from 1892 to 1943. Forty percent of Americans can trace their ancestry through at least one person who came through Ellis Island. The site was designated as a national monument in 1965.

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What did the Dutch originally call Ellis Island?

They called it Little Oyster Island. It was one of three islands that the Dutch named "the Oyster Islands."

How many towns are named 'Castle Rock' in America?

You will find towns named Castle Rock in:

  1. Colorado
  2. Minnesota
  3. Oregon
  4. South Dakota
  5. Wisconsin

What is Ellis Island?

Ellis Island is an island about a mile offshore of Manhattan Island, in Upper New York Bay, at the mouth of the Hudson River. Sovereignty is shared by New York State and New Jersey. The original, natural portion of the island belongs to New York, and the part that was artificially created by landfill belongs to New Jersey.

Ellis Island was home to the Ellis Island Immigration Station, which was the largest immigrant processing station in the United States from 1892 to 1953. It was a place where immigrants from all over the world came to start a new life.

People came for different reasons such as war, economic issues or corrupt government. Only Chinese could not enter after the Exclusion Act of 1882, which prohibited the Chinese from immigrating to the U.S and becoming eligible for citizenship if they had already arrived.

Today, the Ellis Island Immigration Station is the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The museum opened on September 10, 1990.
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When was the second Ellis Island built?

The original Ellis Island Immigration Station opened on New Year's Day 1892. It burned to the ground just 5 years later, on June 15, 1897.

Construction of the present-day Ellis Island Immigration Station (which is now the Ellis Island Immigration Museum) started almost immediately after the original one burned down.

Edward Lippincott Tilton and William A. Boring won the design competition in 1897, and by 1900, the Main Building was completed. The Main Powerhouse, Hospital Building and Kitchen and Laundry Buildings were all completed in 1901.

Are there any poems about Ellis Island?

No but there is one about the statue of liberty called the new colossus by Emma lazarus

Where is Ellis Island located?

Ellis Island is located in the Hudson River, off of the New York City Harbor. From 1892 to 1954, immigrants were stopped at Ellis Island to check for diseases or a status that would disqualify them from entering the United States. Most of the island is actually within the territorial limits of Jersey City, Auburn New York

What was the original name of Ten Mile Point Trading Post on Manitoulin Island Ontario?

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Ten Mile Point Restaurant and Cabins



What was it called before this and what was it when it was first built ? Before it went to Ten Mile Point Trading Post , It was called Ten Mile Point Lodge , The question is and was , what was it originally ?

Can you use the long island expressway service rd from exits 32 to 44?

Yes you can, but if you want to continue eastbound you need to get on the LIE at South Oyster Bay Road-Exit 43

Who is Marc Ellis?

He is a former New Zealand rugby player. He scored 6 tries in a game against Japan in the 1995 Rugby World Cup which is the world record for the most tries by an individual in an international rugby match.

Did the titanic go through Ellis Island?

No the titanic did not go through Ellis Island.

Whent he titanic sank it sank in the Atlantic Ocean.

Never went through Ellis Island!

Who was the first immigrant through Ellis Island?

Annie Moore became the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island in 1892. She was 15 years old at the time. She came from County Cork, Ireland.

She was actually 17, but the press weren't going to let facts get in the way of a good story.

New York Magazine (link below) has an interesting article on Annie Moore.
Annie Moore a 15 year old girl

Why was Ellis Island created?

For the immigrants that came here from europe or Japan or Asia.

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How long did it take to go from Italy to Ellis island?

"The voyage between Naples and New York, which is 4,188 knots, is performed by these steamers in fourteen to sixteen days, which includes one day's stoppage at Gibraltar." p. 258, "Marine Engineer and Naval Architect" Edited by William George Neal, published 1884

How did immigrants process through Ellis Island?

Part of the Ellis Island experience was the steps, a physical examination (that lasted an average of six seconds), and the ability to answer 29 questions.

The Steps: After claiming their baggage on the ground floor of Ellis Island, potential immigrants had to carry their bags up the "great staircase" to the second floor, where the medical exams were performed. This was done intentionally -- anyone who appeared to have trouble climbing the steps drew the attention of the doctors.

The exam: On average, the medical exam took six seconds, with several doctors participating. Those who had difficulty with the steps drew extra attention. If the doctors determined that the immigrant had a physical problem, a symbol was drawn on their clothes with chalk. (see the link for the symbols)

The questions: Potential immigrants then had to answer 29 questions before being allowed into the United States. The questions all pertained to their "value" as a potential citizen.

What's your name?

What's your occupation?

Where is your final destination?

Do you know anyone there?

How much money do you have with you?

If everything went right and our incoming immigrant had no difficulties with the physical exam or the questions, he/she would be on Ellis Island for three to five hours.