STATEN ISLAND FERRY TRIP -- STATUE OF LIBERTY AND BEDLOE ISLAND -- GOVERNORS ISLAND -- ELLIS ISLAND
Map on pages 6-7. To ferries: IRT Broadway-7th Ave. subway (local) to South Ferry; or IRT Lexington Ave. subway (local) to Bowling Green; or 2d, 3d, or 9th Ave. el to South Ferry.
NEW YORK'S harbor is one of the finest in the world; a magnificent water gate that is well protected, open the year round, deep enough for the largest vessels, and spacious enough to hold the entire United States Navy without obstructing normal traffic. Such harbors are few and their importance to a national economy is incalculable. Without this natural advantage, New York could never have advanced to its present position, for water-borne commerce has contributed much to the growth of the city.
The port of New York, in its totality, includes all the navigable water- ways within a radius of twenty-five miles from the Statue of Liberty: seven bays (Upper, Lower, Gravesend, Jamaica, Raritan, Newark, and Flushing), four rivers ( Raritan, Passaic, Hackensack, Hudson), four estuaries (Arthur Kill, Kill van Kull, East River, Harlem River), several creeks,