We then passed Ellis Island. My family passed through Ellis Island as they immigrated to America. I have copies of the Ellis Island paperwork that shows my grandmother and my aunt and uncle were on the boat and to be picked up by my grandfather who would come from Boston. My dad was later born in this country.
Cruises out to the Statue of Liberty leave from the New Jersey side and the Manhattan side crisscrossing the harbor. Here is one with the Manhattan skyline in the background.
Seeing the new One World Trade Center towering of Manhattan was another moving moment. The angles make it a very visually interesting structure.
Here we passed the USS Intrepid. Beside the Intrepid is the building that houses one of the NASA space shuttles. Also one of the fleet week boats was docked nearby.
On the Jersey side, the old Erie Lackawanna train station serves Path trains and commuter boats nowadays.
Under the George Washington Bridge we went to leave New York Harbor behind and enter the Hudson.
We cruised up the river with Croton on Hudson as our destination. In no time, we were passing under the Tappan Zee bridge where they are building a new double span across the Hudson.
The Tarrytown light welcomed us north.
We entered Half Moon Bay where my sister, Barb, was delivered by her husband George, to spend a few days with us. We will take her home to Poughkeepsie by boat. We had a lovely dinner, thanks to George. And welcomed Barb aboard.