Famed 'Perfect Storm' ship to be sunk Wednesday for artifical reef

CAPE MAY—  After multiple delays, the latest due to rough seas, the World War II-era ship made famous by its rescue effort during the “Perfect Storm” is now scheduled to be sunk Wednesday to become part of an artificial reef. 

The Tamaroa, a 205-foot Coast Guard vessel first commission by the U.S. Navy in 1934, will be scuttled 33 nautical miles off the coast of Cape May.

A tug boat starting towing the Tamaroa from Norfolk, Va., on Monday evening, according to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection officials. 

“Extensive environmental preparation for reefing the 74-year-old vessel included removing interior paneling and …read more

Source: NJ.com Cape May

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