Ellis Island

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Ellis Island

An island of Upper New York Bay southwest of Manhattan. It was the main US immigration station from 1892 to 1943.
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El′lis Is′land


n.
an island in upper New York Bay: a former U.S. immigrant examination station.
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Noun1.Ellis Island - an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United StatesEllis Island - an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States; "some twelve millions immigrants passed through Ellis Island"
Garden State, Jersey, New Jersey, NJ - a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
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Day two will include a breakfast buffet, a trip to Liberty Park, a ferry to the Ellis Island National Monument and the Statue of Liberty, a visit to historic South Street Seaport and a guided sightseeing tour of Lower and Midtown Manhattan.