The Mel Fisher
Maritime Heritage Society and Museum bring you the
essence of the Age of Discovery. From the late fifteenth
to the mid-eighteenth centuries, Europeans explored
what was to them a whole "New World". Their exploits,
their commerce and the havoc they wreaked by both
accident and design on the native inhabitants of
the Americas all have their echoes in the artifacts
in our collection.
museum’s four ships, the Nuestra
Señora de Atocha
and the Santa Margarita
, both of which sank in a hurricane in 1622; The
St. John’s Wreck
, a vessel of exploration that carried conquistadors
to the Caribbean in roughly 1560; and the
an English merchant slaver that sank off the Florida
Keys in 1700.
browse our internet site you will have the opportunity
to see some of our treasures first hand, come to
our museum for a real-life hands-on experience!
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