The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is a 501 (c) (3) accredited, not-for-profit organization existing to research, interpret, and exhibit the maritime history of Florida and the Caribbean in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, and stimulate inquiry.

Marie J. Thompson Video Gallery

The Wreck of the Marie J. Thompson

Underwater footage from the wreck site of the 1920's wooden schooner Marie J. Thompson. The remains of the ship sit in 15 feet of water in Man of War Harbor, north of Key West. The water in this area tends to be greener and murkier than that found on the reef.

Diving to the Wreck of the Marie J. Thompson

An alliance of students and scientists from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and the Florida Keys Community College visited the Marie J. Thompson in 2010, to begin documenting the wreck.

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Our Location

200 Greene Street  |  Key West, FL 33040

Open Daily

Monday through Friday
8:30 - 5:00
Weekends & Holidays
9:30 - 5:00
Did you know that the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is the only fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys? That means we’re more than just an exciting adventure story. We’re also a nationally recognized research and archaeology institution.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum - Galleon "Atocha"