Back side of Main Building on Ellis Island
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The Main Building is the only one that has been fully restored so far, although the Ferry terminal Building should be reopened in the near future. The building to the right leads to more dormitories and a huge kitchen. The low, gray, 'walls' meander throughout this beautiful garden area - the names of more than 12 million immigrants are etched on their surfaces. I did find my mother's name, but had to get back as our ferry was approaching to take us back to New Jersey. This is a fun way to see all the names, but a visit to www.ellisisland.org is another. Through this site you can even find the names of the ships they sailed on to get here.
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