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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* The Dutch originally called Liberty Island (which is home to the Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island (which was the first stop for new immigrants) Great Oyster Island and Little Oyster Island because of the massive oyster reefs surrounding them.
In earlier days the Dutch used the island (then called Oyster Island) as a picnic ground; later it was called Gibbet Island after the pirate Anderson was hanged there in 1765.
The colorful gala events which spanned over three days, effectively drew in hordes of visitors in water borne activities like Miniature Cruises to Oyster Islands, Jet Ski Rides to mouth of Karachi harbor as well as BeachKite Flying and Beach Volleyball along with host of other crowd pleasers.