Famed 'Perfect Storm' ship to be sunk off N.J. coast next week

A famous World War II-era ship has been cleared to be sunk 90 miles from the Cape May coast next week to become part of an artificial reef.

The United States Coast Guard cleared cutter Tamaroa, which was part of the rescue effort documented in “The Perfect Storm,” will be sunk on Tuesday.

“Extensive environmental preparation for reefing the 74-year-old vessel included removing interior paneling and insulation, and emptying and cleaning the vessel of all fuel and fluids,” the state Department of Environmental Protection said in a press release.

The site, about 30 miles from Cape May, is already home to other …read more

Source: NJ.com Cape May

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