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Archive for the ‘Key West Museums’ Category

Get to Know Mindy Tucker

July 4th, 2017 by Piper Smith

Title: Supervisor

What brought you to Key West?

A job in an art gallery

What’s your favorite thing about your character?

The costumes I get to wear

What historical fact did you find most interesting about the wrecking industry?

The amount of wrecks there were and the amount of money it brought to Key West.

What’s your favorite thing about the KWSTM?

The ability to share the history of our island with people who didn’t realize our past.

Get to Know Jarrett Merkey

May 9th, 2017 by Piper Smith

Title: Actor/Supervisor

What brought you to Key West?

Born and raised here

What’s your favorite thing about your character?

I like Smokey Joes humor.

What historical fact did you find most interesting about the wrecking industry?

The entire process from wreck to payday.

What’s your favorite thing about the KWSTM?

Our comradery here and seeing our guests smile.

Get to know Michael Gibson

March 7th, 2017 by Piper Smith

Title: Operations Manager of the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum

What brought you to Key West?

Our kids grew up and my wife and I wanted to move as far South as we could without leaving the United States

What’s your favorite thing about your character?

I am related to Asa Tift

What historical fact did you find most interesting about the wrecking industry?

How the wrecking courts and judges controlled everything.

What’s your favorite thing about the KWSTM?

Working with a wonderful group of people.

CASTmember Spotlight- Valerie

September 8th, 2015 by Piper Smith

10 things you didn’t know about Valerie: Read the rest of this entry »

CASTmember Spotlight- Jessie

August 4th, 2015 by Piper Smith

10 things you didn’t know about Jessie: Read the rest of this entry »

CASTmember Spotlight – Johnny

July 14th, 2015 by Piper Smith

9 things you didn’t know about Johnny: Read the rest of this entry »

CASTmember Spotlight – Patrick

July 9th, 2015 by Piper Smith

9 things you didn’t know about Patrick: Read the rest of this entry »

The USS General Taylor

June 16th, 2014 by Piper Smith

The USS General Taylor was a transport ship that operated during WWII. Read the rest of this entry »

Sinking Ships… On Purpose?

June 7th, 2014 by Piper Smith

Yes! People actually sink ships for wreck diving sites, to create artificial reefs to stimulate oceanic environmental growth, and as professional, as well as commercial, training sites. Read the rest of this entry »

The Abandoned Shipwrecks Act

May 28th, 2014 by Piper Smith

The Abandoned Shipwrecks Act is an American law that was passed in 1988. Read the rest of this entry »

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