NJ Coaster Might Stay in Ocean

The Seaside Heights, N.J., roller coaster that was knocked off of the boardwalk and partially submerged in the ocean during Hurricane Sandy might remain in the ocean to be used as a tourist attraction. Forty of the 44 seafront rides were damaged by the storm, and demolition crews have removed the remains of the boardwalk. But Mayor Bill Akers has asked the Coast Guard to find out whether the coaster is structurally stable, adding that it would make “a great tourist attraction.” Construction work on a replacement boardwalk is set to begin next year.