Ellis Island reopens one day shy of Sandy anniversary

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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.

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