– A BUSY DAY IN NEW YORK HARBOR – 1930s…The spectacular sight of 358,274 tons of shipping docked in New York Harbour. From front to back, the liners are the Hamburg, the Bremen, the Columbus, the De Grasse, the Normandie, the Britannic, the Aquitania, the Conte de Savoia, the Fort Townsend and the Monarch of Bermuda.
1886: The Statue of Liberty is unveiled. As a gift from France, President Grover Cleveland dedicated our lady liberty in New York Harbor. Pictured: A group of immigrants traveling aboard a ship celebrate as they catch their first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor.
National Park Service Rangers take you on a tour of Lower Manhattan to explore the oft overlooked history of enslaved and free Africans in early New York. http://www.nyharborparks.org/visit/tour-this-hallowed-ground.html