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STATEN ISLAND'S ISLANDS - Here They Are Gina * Gina staten-island@usa.net Searched this on the net & found:



Hoffman was named for an 1860s NYC mayor, while Swinburne,originally named Dix Island, was renamed for hero Civil War surgeon Dr. John Swinburne. The islands were used to care for and quarantine immigrants who, after being pronounced to be without major disease, were sent on to Castle Garden and later Ellis Island for processing. This use continud till the 1920s.......



http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/Potpourri/uthant.html



Some stats:

LIST OF AMERICAN MILITARY RESERVATIONS AND CONCRETE GUN BATTERIES - U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coast

http://www.cdsg.org/matlan.htm

Gateway National Parks - Staten Island Unit, New York

http://www.nps.gov/gate/homepage/staten.htm

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