Matawan, New Jersey: Sharkfest - 1916 Shark Attacks Festival (Closed)

In the summer of 1916, a killer shark wandered far inland to snack on unsuspecting swimmers in this bayshore town. Annual festival held for a few years 2006-8.
Directions:
Garden State Pkwy exit 117, left on Lloyd Rd., left on Gerard Ave., left on Maple Place/Main St. Dock St. on right. Matawan Creek shark attacks occurred at the creek at the end of Dock St.
Hours:
Festival beached, asphyxiated.
Status:
Closed

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Sharkfest - 1916 Shark Attacks

Be careful at the spot of shark attack -- there are many illegal immigrants that have been living along the shores of the creek. Garbage everywhere.

[Adam, 10/10/2011]

Myth or Fact?: Sharks will eat garbage.

SharkFest Honors 1916 Attack Victims

A new annual event called "SharkFest" was held this week on the 90th anniversary of fatal shark attacks in Matawan Creek, Matawan, NJ. The summer of 1916, a killer shark caused mayhem along the Jersey seashore, then wandered far inland to this bayshore town south of New York City.... [07/20/2006] Complete News Story

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