Second Southern Maine Shark Scare – York Beach

Long Sands: Not Much Swimming Today

The Hairy Beast
York, Me.

No less than three shark sightings at York beach yesterday prompted The Hairy Beast to assay the half hour drive and check out the situation himself. The beach has been reopened today, but nobody is swimming more than knee-deep.

The Hairy Beast perched up on the cliff with his camera and his eight year old daughter and bored the heck out of her for hours. He spotted many dark specks out on the horizon, the most promising of which was this:

But which turned out to be this:

For a full roundup of the York Beach Shark Story:
Today: Beach Reopened After Shark Scare
Yesterday: Sharks spotted, beaches closed



  1. dragonlady474
    Posted August 25, 2006 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    It really did look like a fin though, until you zoomed in. lol

  2. Posted August 25, 2006 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Yep I would have been yelling “shark”. I’m such an alarmist!

  3. dragonlady474
    Posted August 29, 2006 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    beast, where the heck are you?

  4. Paul Varricchione
    Posted July 10, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    you should totally put a young william shatners hair (James t kirk era)on. you would look like him. at least in that particular photo. Oh you don’t know me I am just a fan of York and was looking at pictures and ended up here lol.

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