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'Perfect Storm' Rescue Ship to Be Sunk to Help Grow Reef

The sinking is planned around the 25th anniversary of the 1991 storm

USCG photo courtesy Coast Guard Historian
This image of the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa was shot one year before it would sail into the vicious Halloween storm to save lives.

A ship that once towed warships to safety during World War II and battled 40-foot waves to help rescue seven people in what was portrayed in the book and film "The Perfect Storm" is poised to be sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts.

Officials tell The Record newspaper the Coast Guard vessel Tamaroa will help grow a reef near Cape May Point by drawing large game fish and boosting recreational fishing.

The sinking is planned around Oct. 30, the 25th anniversary of the 1991 storm in which the Tamaroa helped rescue the crew of a sailboat and a downed Air National Guard helicopter near Massachusetts.

Efforts to convert the ship into a museum and memorial ended in 2012 after its hull sprung a leak.

Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

[NATL] Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

"She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

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