Ellis Island has quite an amazing history as being famously known as an intricate part of the immigration process in New York City harbor. The first immigrants to arrive on the shores of Ellis Island, arrived in a ship named the S.S. 74 more words
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1892 - Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants. The first immigrant through the gates is Annie Moore, 15, of Co. Cork.
When Ellis Island officially opened on 1 January 1892, the first passenger processed through the now world-famous immigration station was an Irish girl named Annie Moore (on her birthday). 196 more words
1891 - Fifteen year old Annie Moore departs Queenstown (now Cobh, Co Cork), becoming the first Ellis Island immigrant.
Annie Moore stood in line with her two younger brothers, Philip and Anthony. They were waiting to board the SS Nevada, a ship that would take them from Ireland to New York. 230 more words