Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society & Historical Museum, Key West FL
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society


Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society is a
501 (c)(3) accredited,
not-for-profit organization existing for the purpose of accumulating and disseminating information; providing educational services to the public on maritime and colonial activity in the New World and preserving maritime culture resources.

1622 Fleet Navigation


Nuestra Señora de Atocha, 
Santa Margarita
Spanish Galleons of 1622


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The Flotation of Waterlogged Organics: The Atocha Example

Last Will and Testament of Juan Nuñez de Nodal aboard Nuestra Señora de Atocha, May 18th, 1622

Glass from Nuestra Señora de Atocha

Archaeology of Tourism

Copper on the Nuestra Señora de Atocha
Remarkable Atocha Ammunition Emerges from Laboratory An Important, Early South American Coin Recovered from the Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha The 1622 Swivel Gun
Atocha Emeralds Help to Shed New Light on History of Gem Trade Lead Hull-Sheathing of the Santa Margarita The Mariner’s Astrolabe
The Forgotten Coins of the Atocha Mercury on a Galleon The Cargo of Coins Aboard Nuestra Señora de Atocha, or “The Treasure Chest Defined”
Crime and Punishment on a Galleon: The Shackles of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha Navajas of the Galleons The Atocha Lizard
Bezoar Stones Pewter from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha Simón de Torres’ Shipment of Five Silver Ingots aboard the 1622 Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha

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8:30 - 5:00
Weekends & Holidays
9:30 - 5:00

Accredited by the American Association of MuseumsMEL FISHER MARITIME MUSEUM
200 Greene Street
Key West, Florida 33040

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