Today I wanted to point all you fine folks in the direction of a really cool project I had the pleasure of working on for Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Most of you may have heard about the infamous shark attacks in 1916 on the New Jersey shore and 11 miles inland at Matawan Creek. If not, I strongly encourage you to go right now and listen to the excellent podcast the ladies of Stuff You Missed in History Class did last week. Candace and Katie killed it on that one and Candace followed up with an excellent blog post about putting the attacks in context.
That said, I was charged a few months ago with brainstorming for Shark Week content for our parent company, Discovery Channel. Being familiar with this compelling story, I thought "wouldn't it be cool if I could write some 'found diaries' of some of the key players of the events of 1916?"