Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Ellis Island Hard Hat Tour

From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered USA through the portal of Ellis Island in New York Harbor.    

Today Mary & I went on a very cool Hard Hat Tour of the 750-bed Ellis Island Hospital, including infectious & contagious disease wards, kitchen, mortuary & autopsy rooms. At its peak of operation in the early 20th century, this was the largest public health service facility in the United States. The hospital was later transformed to the FBI headquarters when the island served as a detention center, but it has been left to decay for nearly 60 years ... & I love photographing rust & peeling paint.   

The Hard Hat Tour is a program developed & administered by Save Ellis Island, Inc. All proceeds from the tour go to the restoration & preservation of the historic south side buildings.

Park Ranger

The morgue

Upside-down boat

 Ellis Island panorama

For some reason these viewers bring back so many childhood memories of Jones Beach.

NYC skyline thru the ferry window

Empty Sky: New Jersey - September 11th Memorial

Mary taking pix of the wall

View of One World Trade Center from Empty Sky: New Jersey

World Trade Center beam detail

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