The jersey shore shark attacks of 1916 caused widespread panic in the us, as a handful of attacks in the first two weeks of july resulted in four deaths. In july 1916 a terrifying series of shark attacks changed popular culture forever michael capuzzo looks back at the events that shaped an enduring obsession. A shark attack is an attack on a human by a sharkevery year, around 80 unprovoked attacks are reported worldwide despite their relative rarity, many people fear shark attacks after. 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.
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. The matawan man-eater: it was july 1, 1916 though the citizens were all aware of the two shark attacks on the coast. Matawan, nj, is recalling a series of 1916 attacks in which the same great white shark was believed to have attacked and killed four people along the state’s coast. 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 today all that is left of the. Matawan-aberdeen, nj - have you been watching shark week on discovery channel make sure you know matawan's own claim to fame.
The terror began at 5:10 pm on a stifling, hot saturday, the first day of july, 1916 in beach haven. The paperback of the i survived the shark attacks of 1916 (i survived series #2) by lauren tarshis at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more.
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. Blood in the water: four dead, a coast terrified and the birth of modern shark mania 1916 reporting on a shark attack in matawan, nj president woodrow wilson.
Watch: matawan planning shark attack centennial this summer, matawan will host several events remembering the infamous jersey shore shark attacks of 1916. 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. Watch history's mysteries - season 2, episode 6 - shark attack 1916: this episode explores the rash of freak shark attacks that crippled a popular vacation town in.
It was the titanic of shark attacks, said richard fernicola, a new jersey physician and author of twelve days of terror, an account of what became known as the. Here you can find out about the twelve days of terror that became to be known as the 1916 shark attacks here you can find out exactly what happened during the 1916. The shark attacks of 1916 by lauren tarshis illustrated by scott dawson scholastic inc new york toronto london auckland sydney mexico city new delhi hong kong. 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. It started on july 1st a 25-year-old swimmer off the town of beach haven, new jersey was pulled from the water, the first fatal shark attack victim that would lead. In 1916 five people were killed by one or more sharks along the jersey shore, setting off a frenzy of shark hunting.