Angel Island

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Angel Island,

largest island in San Francisco Bay, W Calif. Explored by the Spanish in 1775, it came under U.S. control in 1851. The U.S. army used the island as a base from 1863 to 1946, and from 1955 to 1962 a radar and missile site was there. From 1910 to 1940 the island was also used to process more than a million mainly Asian immigrants to the United States, earning it the nickname "Ellis IslandEllis Island,
island, c.27 acres (10.9 hectares), in Upper New York Bay, SW of Manhattan island. Government-controlled since 1808, it was long the site of an arsenal and a fort, but most famously served (1892–1954) as the chief immigration station of the United States.
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 of the West." During World War II, enemy prisoners of war were confined on Angel Island. The island is now a state park.


See E. Lee and J. Yung, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (2010).

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Neither were the schooner captains believed when they reported seeing, on cold winter mornings, a man swimming in the tide-rips of Raccoon Straits or in the swift currents between Goat island and Angel Island miles from shore.
To make matters worse, the Government tugs that had been hauling food from the army depots on Mare Island to Angel Island found no more food to haul.
The barracks on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay saw the detention of hundreds of Chinese immigrants from 1970 until 1940.
Nelson's stories follow deer from Angel Island in San Francisco Bay to Fire Island off the Atlantic Coast, and far north, where he learned the ways of deer while living with the Inupiaq Eskimo people.
Most container ships, bulk carriers, and tankers slide under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and dock in Oakland, or head up to Richmond, or occasionally all the way to Sacramento, leaving the San Francisco waterfront for mostly recreation, retail stores, offices, and the fleet of ferries that take residents home to Tiburon and Larkspur and tourists to Jack London Square, Sausalito, Angel Island, and Alcatraz.
But Li Keng Wong, forced to lie to immigration officials by Chinese-exclusionary laws, remembers West Coast arrival point Angel Island as a frightening, prison-like place where unwanted "Chinks" could be "quarantined" for years, and deported even then.
Because of the diplomatic influence of the Japanese government, and because the Japanese generally had passports and papers to verify their identities, they faced few delays at Angel Island.
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Angel Island Capital ("AIC"), a San Francisco-based alternative investment advisor and credit manager, has announced the appointment of Lynette Vanderwarker as Chief Strategy Officer, the company said.
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Thirty-two illustrations that enhance the study will enlighten visitors to the Angel Island Immigration Station and provide the general public with the fascinating story about some of the difficulties that Chinese immigrants faced during this period.
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