Castle Garden

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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.

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Updated Tuesday, November 23, 2004