Twleve Days of Terror: The 1916 Shark Attacks

The Squan Beach Life-saving Station Preservation Committee in conjunction with NJHDA presents

Twleve Days of Terror: The 1916 Shark Attacks
by Dr. Richard G. Fernicola

Thursday, July 7, 2022 – 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Doors open at 7 PM
Squan Beach Life-saving Station
124 Ocean Avenue, Manasquan, New Jersey
Admission is $10 per person.
Reservations required – seating is limited.
Light refreshments available.

Our next speaker will be Dr, Richard G. Fernicola, the foremost author on the New Jersey shark attacks of 1916. His book, Twelve Days of Terror, was made into the Animal Planet/Discovery Channel television movie by the same name, and his research became the basis for television documentaries-including The Real Story of JawsShark Attack: 1916, and Attacks of the Mystery Shark-that have aired on Discovery, History and Smithsonian Channels, and the National Geographic Explorer.

July of 1916, a time when World War I loomed over America and New York City was in the midst of a deadly polio epidemic, the tri-state area sought relief at the Jersey shore. Then, in just twelve days, four swimmers were violently and fatally mauled in separate shark attacks, and a fifth swimmer escaped within inches of his life.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Squan Beach Life Saving Station, 124 Ocean Road, Manasquan. Doors open at 7p.m. Admission is $10 and is payable at the door.
This is the second in our Quarterly Lecture Series, a fund-raising initiative for the SBLSS.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling Dan at 732-776-6261 or e-mail

Alteration or substitution to the schedule may occur without notice.
NJHDA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable historical research organization.
All donations are tax deductible.

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