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Ships of the Quarantine Station

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[top, left] The James W. Wadsworth — The disinfecting boat to which the emmigrants afflicted with contagious diseases are transferred for fumigation. However, such diseases as diphtheria, scarlet fever, etc., are not detained here, but are allowed to pass. Ellis Island is supposed to look after such cases.

[Center] Doctors Boarding Steamship — After greeting the officers on board, the doctors inspect the emigrants who file beforethem; such as are afflicted with contagious diseases, are transferred to the disinfecting boat, while the ship is thoroughly disinfected.

[bottom, right] The Doctor's Boat — "Gov. Flower" on its way to as incoming steamer.

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Health Officer's Department
State of New York
Quarantine, 3/7, 1902

Date: March 6
Name of vessel: Fuerst Bismark
Name of Person: Max Heinrich
Transferred to: Swinburn Island
Effects: 1 Bundle
Money: Thirty dollars ($30.00)
Clothing: New
Miscellaneous: Suspect

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