Sandy’s Iconic Coaster to Be Removed From Ocean

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -

This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone.

Demolition work is to start Tuesday on the remnants of the Jet Star, the roller coaster that plunged off an amusement pier in Seaside Heights during the Oct. 29 storm andshould take about four days.

Images of the coaster have appeared hundreds of times in the media and been used to raise money for storm victims. The coaster is featured on a popular car magnet sold by one of the many charities raising money.