The jersey shore shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attacks along the coast of new jersey, in the united states, between july 1 and july 12, 1916, in which four people were killed and one injured. The shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attacks from july 1 through july 12 1916 and it is where the inspiration for the movie jaws came from. I survived the shark attacks of 1916 (i survived #2) - ebook written by lauren tarshis read this book using google play books app on your pc, android, ios devices download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read i survived the shark attacks of 1916 (i survived #2. The 1916 shark attack spree began with an unsuspecting young man going for a leisurely swim off the jersey shore. How america's first shark panic spurred a century of fear the new jersey shark attacks of 1916 helped make the animal an icon of terror.
Summary note: summary text provided by external source based on true events it's the summer of 1916 and the jersey shore is being terrorized by a great white shark. New jersey shark attack the new jersey shark attacks of 1916 new york times july 7, 1916, friday shark kills bather off jersey beach bites off both legs of a youth swimming beyond spring lake life lines guards find him dying. Matawan, nj (ap) until the summer of 1916, many scientists believed sharks would never harm humans that myth was shattered when the first recorded multiple fatal shark attacks left four people dead at the new jersey shore over a period of 12 days, sparking fears that endure todaysome. Amazoncom: close to shore: the terrifying shark attacks of 1916 (9780767904148): michael capuzzo: books. Matawan historical society nj, matawan, new jersey 1,209 likes 3 talking about this matawan is well known for the shark attacks of 1916 these brutal attacks took place at the wyckoff dock at the edge of matawan creek.
In the summer of 1916, the united states was experiencing a severe heat wave this, along with a growing polio epidemic, sent many americans to seek refuge at seaside resorts. The first half of july 1916 brought a wave of panic throughout the east coast of the us as five people suffered shark attacks at new jersey beach towns the attacks began at beach haven on july 1. In 1916 a shark attack killed 11-year-old stillwell, who was swimming off the dock, in the matawan creek, and fisher, who tried to recover the boy's body. Based on true events it's the summer of 1916 and the jersey shore is being terrorized by a great white shark can 10-year-old chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creekin the summer of 1916, ten year-old chet roscow is captivated by the local news: a great white shark has been. These days, it's easy to think of sharks as one of the most inherently scary creatures in the world but 100 years ago, things were very different if there hadn't been the 1916 shark attacks, we probably wouldn't be watching shark week right now, says george burgess, director of the. July 1st is the 100th anniversary of the most frightening series of shark attacks on record in 1916, people were just beginning to go into the ocean and swim for fun and recreation.
Shark scares have become an established part of the american summer, alongside fourth of july celebrations, jaws screenings and strawberry shortcake while no one likes to hear about an actual shark attack and the resulting injuries or deaths, the threat of such an attack thrills us, with tv. The (world famous) matawan shark page look for two new books based on the matawan shark attacks of 1916 -- close to shore : a true story of terror and twelve days of terror. The shark mania that grips the country each summer began july 1, 1916, when a young stockbroker from philadelphia headed into the surf at beach haven, new jersey before then, there wasn't much fear about attacks from the deep among the innocents at the jersey shore that all changed.
The paperback of the close to shore: the terrifying shark attacks of 1916 by michael capuzzo, mike capuzzo | at barnes & noble free shipping on $25. Chet tries to warn his new jersey town about a shark swimming in the creek is it too late to save his friends and himself. Matawan-aberdeen, nj - have you been watching shark week on discovery channel make sure you know matawan's own claim to fame. Jersey shore shark attacks of 1916's wiki: the jersey shore shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attacks along the coast of new jersey, in the united states, between july 1 and july 12, 1916, in which four people were killed and one injured since 1916, scholars have debated which shark sp.