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Another rescue mission

The Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa shown on its way to rescue three people aboard a sailboat in 1991. The Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa shown on its way to rescue three people aboard a sailboat in 1991. (PHOTOS BY US COAST GUARD/FILE 1991 (ABOVE); 1990)
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / October 24, 2011

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The Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa, the rescue hero of the Perfect Storm, has survived the invasion of Iwo Jima, the scrap heap, and the 80-foot seas that became legend off New England two decades ago this Halloween. Now, a small and dedicated group of old crew members and maritime aficionados is angling to make the ship a permanent floating museum in Alexandria, Va.

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