America’s gateway reopens

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America’s gateway reopens

Ellis Island was inundated by Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters
A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York. The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the U.S. received visitors last week for the first time since Superstorm Sandy left the 27.5-acre island without power for months.
Visitors explore the registry room on Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1954, the island was the entry point into the U.S. for 12 million immigrants.
David Luchsinger, the superintendent for Ellis Island and the neighboring Statue of Liberty, shows how high water rose in the basement of a building on Ellis Island.
In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy brought water levels as high as 8 feet to the iconic U.S. immigration entry point.
Some of the first visitors to the newly re-opened Ellis Island make their way inside.

America’s gateway reopens

A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York. The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the U.S. received visitors last week for the first time since Superstorm Sandy left the 27.5-acre island without power for months.
Visitors explore the registry room on Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1954, the island was the entry point into the U.S. for 12 million immigrants.
David Luchsinger, the superintendent for Ellis Island and the neighboring Statue of Liberty, shows how high water rose in the basement of a building on Ellis Island.
In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy brought water levels as high as 8 feet to the iconic U.S. immigration entry point.
Some of the first visitors to the newly re-opened Ellis Island make their way inside.
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