Our Immigrant Story

NY harbor via Governor's Island

A view of New York Harbor from Governor’s Island



“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

–John A. Shedd


storm-tossed seas

ambitious ancestors

brave steerage


the fading memories

of Italy left behind


Lady Liberty

passangers crowding above

to glimpse their new home


long lines at Ellis Island

heartbreak of those turned away


Battery park

New York harbor

crossed by dreamers



immigrant story



for dVerse Poets’ Quadrille Monday (pubtended by lillian)



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  1. As I#’ve said before, I love to read about history, especially of far-away places. I unfortunately missed the Ellis Island experience on my one and only visit to America and New York, due to heavy rain and fog. Anyone who braved the long voyage from Europe and other parts of the world in search of the American Dream is a hero in my book.

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