54 Days at Sea — New York sights Part 2


New York City sights

As I noted on Monday, this is the last week in my 54 Days at Sea series.

New York City sights

Times Square

New York City sights

MS Prinsendam would depart New York around 6:00 p.m. on the evening of May 14. On our way out New York Harbor we passed Ellis Island, which welcomed immigrants to the United States of America starting January 1, 1892. The last immigrant passed through the Ellis Island Immigrant Inspection Station on November 12, 1954. Over 100,000,000 present-day citizens of the United States had ancestors pass through this historic site.

Ellis Island — “Immigrant Central” from 1892 until 1954

Just beyond Ellis Island, on the much smaller Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty (officially: La Liberté Éclairant le MondeLiberty Enlightening the World) bid us farewell as we began the last two-day leg of our 54-day odyssey.

Lady Liberty bidding us, “Farewell”

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