FILE - In this combination of two file photos, the Funtime Pier 

FILE - In this combination of two file photos, the Funtime Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. is shown before and after Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the Jersey Shore. At top in this Aug. 10, 2010 file photo, the Funtime Pier rises from the sand and surf at Seaside Heights on the New Jersey coast. Below, Funtime Pier Owner Billy Major surveys the damage on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 after Sandy tore through the region and left only four rides standing. Humans have an affinity for water. But in these recent jumbled days, the collapsed houses, flooded subway tunnels and washed-out roads left in Sandy's wake remind us once again: Our deep-seated human desire to be near the water _ to be attracted and comforted by it, to build alongside it and crave its attractions _ has an undeniable dark side. Top (AP Photo/Mel Evans) Bottom (AP Photo/Star-Ledger, David Gard, Pool)
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FILE - In this combination of two file photos, the Funtime Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. is shown before and after Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the Jersey Shore. At top in this Aug. 10, 2010 file photo, the Funtime Pier rises from the sand and surf at Seaside Heights on the New Jersey coast. Below, Funtime Pier Owner Billy Major surveys the damage on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 after Sandy tore through the region and left only four rides standing. Humans have an affinity for water. But in these recent jumbled days, the collapsed houses, flooded subway tunnels and washed-out roads left in Sandy's wake remind us once again: Our deep-seated human desire to be near the water _ to be attracted and comforted by it, to build alongside it and crave its attractions _ has an undeniable dark side. Top (AP Photo/Mel Evans) Bottom (AP Photo/Star-Ledger, David Gard, Pool)
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