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|When Lambertus Arrived in 1866, he passed through customs at Castle Garden, a former opera house on the New York East River. There was no Statue of Liberty, which was erected in 1886, and no Ellis Island, which opened in 1892.|
|Ships dropped anchor off Castle Garden while passengers and luggage were tendered ashore. The ship would then continue on to the South Street Docks where it docked for re-supply, etc.
The painting to the left hangs in the Seamans Bank New York, New York USA: Gordon Grant: A Clipper Ship approaching Castle Garden, ca. 1860
|The Harbors at Castle Garden, New York, New York, USA
|New York Harbor from the Battery circa 1906 showing Castle Garden.|