Alcatraz Island is the first US built fort located on the West Coast. This island is opulent in history, and there is a natural bounty to the Rock such as bird colonies, gardens, tide pools and bay views. Alcatraz Island has a unique part in the history of America. Most are aware of this place as an inescapable federal prison that has the worst racketeers, gangsters, and kidnappers. Alcatraz has a great history after and before its term, and the history includes wayward soldiers, civil war era traitor’s detention and then the American Indian activists. Alcatraz was a firsthand history and now a part of the Golden gate national recreation area.
The circular-shaped shore, Hanauma bay is located on the southeast of east Honolulu which was once a volcanic crater. Hanauma is one of the most visited and beautiful tourist destinations because of its beautiful wild life that is preserved with a great effort. This beautiful destination offers an overall lifetime experience for all ages to enjoy and get acquainted with superabundance of fishes and marine life.
The name of Lake Ontario has originated from the Iroquoian language which means “Lake of Shining Waters”. Historical records tell us that the first nation that arrived in the area came 7000 year ago. Today the lake is considered among the five great lakes currently existing in North America. Geographically the three sides of the lake i: e the north, southwest and west is surrounded by Ontario which is a province of Canada. The rest of the two sides of the Lake i: e the south and east is surrounded by the famous New York State. Today the lake is a source of great benefit to the local residents as the main source of drinking water in Ontario is the Lake. About 9 million people living their lives in Ontario and New York are able to get clean water from the Lake Ontario.
New York is one of most popular states of the United States of America. When you hear this name, then the first thing that comes to your mind is the famous New York City, but it has more to it than just one city. New Jersey is a state beside New York, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world, as it features some of most stunning and gorgeous sceneries and landscapes. One highlight of New Jersey is the Hudson River. It is perhaps one of the biggest rivers in the United States but is surely one of the most beautiful. It flows through mountains, forests and has some of the best landscapes all around it.
Sightseeing cruises in Washington, DC are a very nice form of relaxing and capturing beautiful photographs of the capital city alongside the Potomac River. During the summers, these boat tours present spectacular panoramic views of some of the most famous landmarks of the region like, the Washington Monument, the Kennedy Center, the Washington Navy Yard, the Jefferson Memorial and many more. The riverboat cruises are one of the most affordable trips you can take on the Potomac River, which runs many times in a day, depending on the weather conditions. Special promotions and themed cruises are available seasonally for Cherry Blossom season, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, 4th of July, and many more.
History of Lady Liberty
The Statue of Liberty symbolizes New York City in the way that the Eiffel Tower means Paris and Big Ben instantly evokes London. The figure of “Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift from the people of France, although the American people were expected to pay for and erect the pedestal. Construction of the statue began in 1876 in France, and in 1884 work commenced on the pedestal on Bedloe’s Island in New York harbor. The statue was presented to U.S. Minister Levi P. Morton on July 4, 1884 and then disassembled and shipped to New York; it arrived about a year before the pedestal was ready, but the statue was rapidly erected when that was finished, and the dedication on October 28, 1886 was marked by cannon salutes, fireworks and the cheers of a million New Yorkers despite fog and drizzle.
Geography and Geology
The Thousand Islands were called “the garden of the great spirit” by their original native inhabitants. There are actually almost two thousand of them (1,864), and more recent visitors have considered them to be among the most beautiful places on earth. This archipelago of tiny islands at the emergence of the St. Lawrence River into Lake Ontario represents the intersection of the Canadian Shield and the Adirondack Mountains. The Canadian Shield is the ancient geological core of the North American continent, extremely ancient igneous rocks from long-gone volcanoes active in the Precambrian period. The Precambrian age began at the probable formation of the earth 4.6 billion years ago, and lasted until the Cambrian period that began about 540 million years ago; creatures with shells were first preserved as fossils in the Cambrian age and were found in Wales, the ancient name for which was “Cambria”.