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Matawan, New Jersey: Shark Attack Monument

Slab memorializes victims of the 1916 shark attacks, which occurred in this community in a creek two miles inland from Raritan Bay. The fatal chompings later inspired the book and movie "Jaws."

Memorial Park

2 Broad St., Matawan, NJ
North end of downtown, in a little park at the merge of NJ-516/Broad St. and Main St. The monument is etched into an upright white slab closer to the Broad St. side.
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Tragic Shark Attack monument.

Shark Attack Monument

Upright stone slab in a small park memorializes the victims of the 1916 shark attacks, which unexpectedly occurred just up the street, in a creek two miles inland from Raritan Bay. The fatal encounters later inspired the book and movie "Jaws."

[Babs Leather, 08/01/2021]

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Matawan Creek Shark MuralMatawan Creek Shark Mural, Matawan, NJ - < 1 mi.
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Vietnam Era Museum & Educational CenterVietnam Era Museum & Educational Center, Holmdel, NJ - 3 mi.
In the region:
Buzz Aldrin Rock, Montclair, NJ - 29 mi.

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