Emigrant Ships

The port of New York saw an immense surge in disembarking immigrants from Europe during the 1840s and 1850s.  All crossed the Atlantic by sail, the vast majority from Ireland and Germany.

Irish and German Immigrants Disembarking at the Port of New York from May 5, 1847 to December 31, 1860 for whom Commutation and Hospital Moneys were Paid or Bonds Executed. Extracted from Table 9 in Robert Ernst, Immigrant Life in New York City (NY: Syracuse University Press, 1994, p. 188).