Ellis Island Ferry Building Re-opens

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The National Park Service is reopening the Ferry Building on Ellis Island today. This is slightly ahead of the 100th anniversary of the peak processing day for the island; on April 17, 1907, 11,747 immigrants passed through and the Island was en route to a huge year, seeing 1.1 million immigrants enter.
Much of the island’s buildings are still in disrepair but plans are underway to renovate, among other things, the hospital buildings, creating an educational institute and conference center.

[photo from the New York Times article]

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