Massachusetts Shark Attack Remembered
July 26, 2011
Boston.com: As a crowd gathered on Hollywood Beach that summer afternoon in 1936, some speculated that a bleeding teen pulled from the water had been bitten by a big fish—a “man-eater.’’
Others thought it was a hoax. Still others thought 16-year-old Joseph Troy Jr. had simply drowned. After all, such sharks—now known as great whites—were practically unheard of around Buzzards Bay.