Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights) - 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The steamship Nevada was the first to arrive at the new landing place. Her immigrants were put aboard the barge J. E. Moore, and amid the blowing of fog horns and whistles approached the pier.
Charles M. Hanley, private secretary to the late Secretary Windom, who had asked permission to be allowed to register the first immigrant, was at the registry deck when there came tripping up fifteen-year-old Annie Moore and her little brother. They had come from Cork to meet their mother, who lives here. Col. Weber greeted Annie and then presented her with a crisp new $10 bill.
The Saint Paul Globe
Saint Paul, Minnesota
January 2, 1892
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