Thousands of immigrants landed on Ellis Island via boat.
Everyone would undergo a legal and medical inspection. A doctor would check multiple people at a time.
During the check, immigrants would go up a set of stairs to further look for medical issues. Once an immigrant passed the check, they would often be seperate from their family and friends to go their seperate ways.Foreign money would be exchanged.
After leaving the Island through "The Kissing Post," many immigrants would jump on a ferry to New Jersey.
After reaching the main land, all of the immigrants went their separate ways but many remained in New York