Processing at Castle Garden #general


NFatouros@...
 

On June 25,04 Stew Driller (sdriller@nyc.rr.com) asked for information about
Castle Garden and received several helpful replies.

I want to suggest that he also try to find a copy of "Voices >from the
Yiddish" edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. In this volume there is an
essay entitled "First Days in America" by Israel Kopeloff of Brobruisk, who was a
friend of the Yiddishist and erstwhile social radical Chaim Zhitlowsky.
Kopeleloff desribes in some detail the filth and lice in the Castle Garden
building, which reminded him of the arsenal of Brobrisk'castle and recounts his
adventures trying to find work in order to get away >from it and establish himself
in the "Golden Nation."

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
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N. Ring-Kendrick <adamsny@...>
 

In addition to what David has offered, please remember that Castle Garden has
had several names thru the years. It is also called Castle Clinton, after
Mayor DeWitt Clinton. In 1812 it was West Battery - originally built as a
fort to protect the harbor of New York.

Other hits by using your favorite search engine for Castle Clinton:
Lower Manhattan Info - Did You Know? :
http://www.lowermanhattan.info/history/didyouknow/castle_clinton_83528.asp

Black and White images and a brief history:
http://www.preserve.org/wtc/castle_clinton.htm

Several great artist renderings of Castle Clinton, including the interior:
http://www.nyu.edu/classes/finearts/nyc/battery/castle_clinton.html#

You might also search the JewishGen Discussion Group Message Archives which go
back to 1993. Castle Clinton and Castle Garden discussions are also available
there and are very informative.

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop

Nancy Ring-Kendrick - Port Orange, FL
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----- Original Message -----
From: "David J. Sencer" <djud@mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 11:27:27 -0400
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: RE: Processing at Castle Garden

There are a wonderful series of pictures available >from the New York Public
Library site http://digital.nypl.org/mmpco/index.cfm

The National Park Service site also provides some information.
http://www.nps.gov/cacl/index.htm

Google also offers some interesting material such as
http://members.tripod.com/~L_Alfano/immig.htm

Dave Sencer


Does anyone know about or have a reference to the actual
processing procedure at Castle Garden.


John Warshawsky <john@...>
 

Alan M. Kraut 1994 book entitled "Silent Travelers:
Germs, Genes, and the 'Immigrant Menace'" contains a
brief discussion on page 36. Kraut explains that
Castle Garden was an old fort renovated and reopened
as a state immigration reception center on August 1,
1855. He further explains that ships anchored at a
quarantine station six miles below New York City where
an emigration boarding officer boarded to count
passengers, ascertain the number of deaths during the
voyage, the degree and kinds of illnesses suffered
during the voyage, and the overall cleanliness of the
vessel. After sending a report to the general agent
and superintendent at Castle Garden, the boarding
officer remained on the ship as it steamed up to
anchor near the Castle Garden depot. Passengers then
were transferred to the jurisdiction of the Landing
Department, and following a customs inspection of
luggage, immigrants and their belongings were taken by
tugs and barges to the Castle Garden depot. After
arrival at the depot, the immigrants underwent medical
examinations to determine if there were any sick
people overlooked by the boarding officer's
examination and to select others subject to "'special
bonds under the law" (such as "blind persons,
cripples, lunatics, or any others who are likely to
become a future charge.'" After examination, the
immigrants were directed to a rotunda in the center of
the depot for registration of their names,
nationalities, former residences, and intended
destinations.

John Warshawsky
Bethesda, Maryland

Does anyone know about or have a reference to the
actual processing procedure at Castle Garden.

here did the boats land? How were immigrants
conveyed to Castle Garden? Was there any type of
security? Are there interior photos photographs of
Castle Garden during the period it was the immigration
center? Were there medical exams?

There are dozens of books with such information
about Ellis Island, but I don't recall seeing similar
references for Castle Garden.

Thanks.

Stew Driller
New York City


David Sencer
 

There are a wonderful series of pictures available >from the New York Public
Library site http://digital.nypl.org/mmpco/index.cfm

The National Park Service site also provides some information.
http://www.nps.gov/cacl/index.htm

Google also offers some interesting material such as
http://members.tripod.com/~L_Alfano/immig.htm

Dave Sencer

From: Stew Driller <sdriller@nyc.rr.com>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: 6/25/2004 10:44:34 AM
Subject: Processing at Castle Garden
Does anyone know about or have a reference to the actual
processing procedure at Castle Garden.


Stew Driller
 

Does anyone know about or have a reference to the actual
processing procedure at Castle Garden.

Where did the boats land? How were immigrants conveyed to
Castle Garden? Was there any type of security? Are there
interior photos photographs of Castle Garden during the period
it was the immigration center? Were there medical exams?

There are dozens of books with such information about Ellis
Island, but I don't recall seeing similar references for
Castle Garden.

Thanks.

Stew Driller
New York City


Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 14:56:35 UTC, sdriller@nyc.rr.com (Stew Driller) opined:

Does anyone know about or have a reference to the actual
processing procedure at Castle Garden.

Where did the boats land? How were immigrants conveyed to
Castle Garden? Was there any type of security? Are there
interior photos photographs of Castle Garden during the period
it was the immigration center? Were there medical exams?

There are dozens of books with such information about Ellis
Island, but I don't recall seeing similar references for
Castle Garden.

Thanks.

Stew Driller
New York City
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