Maine Beaches, Not Just For Canadian Tourists Anymore

UPDATE #2: For readers directed here by a search engine looking for information on “The Maine Beast”: This is all The Hairy Beast has for you on that.
MAko SHark
The Hairy Beast took his kids fishing next to that EXACT breakwater just 8 days ago. They swam while he waded chest deep and threw out hunks of mackerel with his surfcaster. He wont be doing that again!

(Excerpted)Monday, August 14, 2006
Wells beaches reopen after sharks scare

Beaches in Wells, Me., were reopen today after being closed yesterday when several sharks were seen swimming close to shore.

Wells Fire Chief Daniel Moore reopened the beaches after going out on the water this morning surveying for more sharks, who are being drawn to the beaches in part because of unusually high water temperatures this summer, officials said.

Concern grew yesterday when officials found the body of a mako shark on a jetty at Wells Beach. Officials said they could not determine what killed the shark, which was about 3 to 4 feet long.

Several hours later, two additional sightings of sharks were made south of that same jetty. Officials said they were unable to determine what kind of sharks they were, but as a precaution ordered all beaches closed until the sharks are identified.

The town’s shark plan calls for all beaches to be evacuated and identify the species of shark.
Excerpted from the Boston Globe City & Region Desk at 11:31 AM

***UPDATE: The Beaches are OPEN



  1. excalibur
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    makes you think doesn’t it

  2. Posted February 23, 2007 at 5:09 pm | Permalink


    Well the next time the Beast is up to his shoulders in the surf at the Wells Beach Jetty flinging about hunks of oily bait mackerel he will think.

    But that won’t stop him fishing, it will just make him nervous.

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  1. Biography Road madonna

    I am Karin, very interesting article that contained the information I was searching for in Google, thanks.

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