Enthusiasts restore piece of Coast Guard history

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One of the few remaining motorized Coast Guard surfboats has come back home to Massachusetts’ Cape Cod.

Under the fluorescent lights of the garage at Coast Guard Station Chatham, Mass., volunteers have been painting the 26-foot wooden boat and restoring its Buda diesel motor.

Local resident Dick Boonisar donated it to the Cape Cod National Seashore. The boat, which has four rowing stations, will go on display at the Old Harbor Lifesaving Station in Provincetown.

"I really felt it should stay on the Cape because that's where it came from. I thought the Seashore would be a good custodian of it," Boonisar told the Cape Cod Times.

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