ST. JOHN'S WRECK
KEY WEST and
THE LAST SLAVE SHIPS
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.
Simply by being 200 mile long chain of islands strung along the gulfstream current, Key West and the Florida Keys have a unique and important history. From ocean-going aboriginal peoples, to Spanish explorers, pirates, treasure galleons, military exploits, slave ships, hurricanes, dreamers and schemers, there has been a host of forces that shaped the culture of the Keys. Join us as we explore the history and archaeology of the remarkable array of events that have occurred here.