- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City’s South Street Seaport Museum has received $10.4 million in federal funding for Superstorm Sandy repairs.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler and the museum’s executive director, Captain Jonathan Boulware, made the announcement Thursday.

Up to 7 feet of water poured into the Lower Manhattan museum during the 2012 storm. It severely damaged its electrical, heating and cooling systems. Its fleet of ships was largely undamaged.

Boulware says the funding will help the museum improve and expand its programming.

Since the storm, the museum has increased membership, built up its education programming and reactivated an 1893 schooner as a sailing school vessel.

It’s currently conducting a $10.6 million city-funded restoration of an 1885 ship.


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