History (Page 7/8)

Mel Fisher, Key West Treasure Hunter

Mel Fisher was arguably the most famous treasure hunter in modern times. Probably because in 1985 he discovered the Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sank off of the Florida Keys in a hurricane in 1622. With over $450 million in…

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Key West Events: Captain Tony Days

The 4 day long party celebrating the life of Captain Tony Tarracino, one of the most famous residents Key West has ever had, starts tonight!! Tony died at the age of 92 in 2008. He was the owner of Captain…

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The Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1938, the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge is located in the lower Florida Keys and Key West and is comprised of about 200,000 acres of open water and islands which provides nesting, feeding, and resting areas for…

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Key West Cemetery

A horrible hurricane that hit the island on October 11, 1846 disinterred most of the bodies in the original burial ground near the Southernmost Point, so a new location on higher ground in the center of Key West was chosen….

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