In June 1884, Tesla relocated to New York City. During his trip across the Atlantic, his ticket, money, and some of his luggage were stolen, and he was nearly thrown overboard after a mutiny broke out on the ship. He arrived with only four cents in his pocket, a letter of recommendation, a few poems, and the remainder of his belongings. Later, Tesla was hired by Edison to work for his Edison Machine Works. In 1886, Tesla formed his own company, Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing.