Matawan, New Jersey: Shark Attack Plaque

Small plaque stands near the spot where two people were killed by a wayward, and wholly unexpected, shark, in July 1916. The attacks later inspired the book and the movie Jaws.

Address:
5 Dock St., Matawan, NJ
Directions:
North end of downtown. From NJ-516/Lower Main St. turn west onto tiny Dock St. and drive until you see an open patch of grass on the left. The memorial plaque is there; the fatal spot is just behind it.
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Shark Attack historical plaque.

Shark Attack Memorial

A small plaque stands near the spot where 11-year-old Lester Stillwell and 24-year-old Stanley Fisher were killed by a wayward, and wholly unexpected, shark, in July 1916. Unveiled on the 100th anniversary of the attacks.

[Babs Leather, 07/31/2021]

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