Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ‘Jaws’ Script

www.nytimes.com Published: July 28, 2014
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When sharks started cropping up in the Cape Cod town of Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy.


But Chatham’s merchants and hoteliers embraced the sharks’ arrival.


“When you have lemons, you make lemonade, and this was one of the great opportunities to do so,” said Shareen Davis, a commercial fisher, gallery owner and descendant of one of the original families that settled in Chatham in the 1600s.



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