ELLIS ISLAND (PIX11)– Ellis Island is officially open only a day shy of a year since being badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The storm surges reached eight feet, destroying the Immigration Museum’s boilers and electrical systems. Leaving it without power for months.
More than a million documents, photos and other artifacts survived.
They had to be moved because it was impossible to maintain the climate-controlled environment needed to preserve them.
The artifacts will be returned once the buildings are completely fixed.