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Roller Coaster May Become Tourist Attraction

The remains of a roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy might be left there as a tourist attraction.

Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers says officials have not made a decision on whether to tear down the coaster which is partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean.

But the mayor says he is working with the Coast Guard to see if the fun fair ride is stable enough to leave it alone because he believes it would make "a great tourist attraction''.

Efforts to rebuild the storm-ravaged town are continuing.

Mayor Akers says construction on a new boardwalk is expected to begin in January and be ready by Memorial Day.