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Ellis Island

New York, New York

Bob Hope, Cary Grant and the Trapp Family Singers all passed through the gates of Ellis Island, the immigration inspection station in Upper New York Bay that welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States from 1892 to 1954. In fact, they say almost half of the people in the United States today are descendents of Ellis Island immigrants, and the Immigration Museum erected at the site was the place that told their stories. But in October 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the island; the museum was flooded and the island remains closed to visitors until repairs are made. In the meantime, interested visitors can help by contributing to the Ellis Island Foundation.

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