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Examining new arrivals in Immigration Examination Hall.

Examining new arrivals in Immigration Examination Hall.
Examining new arrivals in Immigration Examination Hall.


Description
During the peak periods at Halifax's Pier 21 Examination Hall, up to a thousand passengers disembarking from ships would be organized into groups of 250. As many as ten immigration officers were on duty for their processing before the new arrivals boarded trains to their Canadian destinations.

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