– 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.

– 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.

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.

Vintage view of New York harbor.  Old Pics New York City! - Page 3 - SkyscraperCity

Vintage view of New York harbor. Old Pics New York City! - Page 3 - SkyscraperCity

Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, 1905

Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, 1905

Travel records hold a great wealth of insight into how your ancestors got to America no matter where they came from!

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

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

British/American painter Edward Moran (1829 - 1901) 'Sailing by Moonlight NY Harbor'

British/American painter Edward Moran (1829 - 1901) 'Sailing by Moonlight NY Harbor'

Ellis Island National Monument, New York Harbor, New York - Some of the many vintage luggage pieces at Ellis Island.

Plan Your Trip to NYC's Historic Ellis Island

Ellis Island National Monument, New York Harbor, New York - Some of the many vintage luggage pieces at Ellis Island.

New York. Bartholdi "Statue of Liberty," erected on Bedloe's Island, in New York Harbor                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Statue of Liberty

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