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Statue of Liberty Tour

Spectacular sights and fascinating history on the Statue of Liberty tour The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are easily two of the most iconic tourist destinations in New York, yet, despite, having visited the city on several different occasions, I had never been able to find enough time to visit. Aside from time constraints, […]

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Ellis Island ferry, Its History And What to See

For millions of immigrants streaming into New York, Ellis Island was the final gateway to a promising new world. It is said that as many as 40 percent of Americans can trace their lineage through Ellis Island. So it’s little wonder that Ellis Island is more than a national monument – for many it is […]

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Annie Moore, the First Ellis Island Immigrant

On January 1, 1892, Annie Moore stepped onto Ellis Island… and into history. She was the first of 12 million immigrants to arrive on the island, and instantly became a symbol of those coming to America in search of a better life. Since becoming the first immigrant to Ellis Island, Annie’s story has been celebrated in art, story, […]

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