The Summer of the Shark begins, and we at Hit and Run History remember how this all started.   A bunch of network camera crews had been hyping the non-events of non-hurricanes so they could spend Thursday through Sunday in Chatham, parked at Lighthouse Beach.

First one weekend in August.  Then the next.  With no hurricane on the horizon, they decided the recurring story of of Great White Sharks in the area was news, and thus -- ANOTHER WEEKEND IN CHATHAM!

We got to the bottom of this.  And we'll have more to say as through the summer. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on