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  1. #1
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    New Buoy off Jersey?

    Micah,

    This looks to me like a brand new NDBC buoy?? Like 100 miles off Central Jersey.

    Considering budgets..it seems coincidental that it started reporting data right when 44009 stopped. But its way further out...More like a replacement for the old "Hotel" that went adrift last year?


    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44066

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    look at the title of the buoy - Station 44066 - Texas Tower #4

    Sounds like a buoy that went a drift from Texas, and they decided to moor it off the Jersey coast for whatever reason. Perhaps, as you said as a replacement for the hotel buoy.

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    I believe it was named in honor of the original Texas Tower Air Force Radar platform (1957-1960) that once stood off of NJ.
    http://www.usslloydthomas.com/ttdisaster.html

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    thats how much i know...