In 1916, a juvenile great white shark stalked this coastline. After several attacks, the people and visitors of the beach communities became panicked over the man-eating sea monster that was terrorizing its shores.
Dr. Eugene Vansant, a prestigious physician in this town, took his family for an outing on the Jersey Shore on July 1, 1916. Vansant's son, Charles, was the first victim of the great white shark. Dr. Vansant stood by helpless as his son bled to death from his wounds.
The first shark attack of July 1916 occurred at this beach.
New Essex and Sussex Hotel
The bell captain of this place, Charles Bruder, was the second fatality from the attacks by a great white shark in July 1916.
The great white shark traveled from its first kill to this location where it killed its second victim, Charles Bruder...
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