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A 65 Foot View of Asa Tift

May 17th, 2013 by Piper Smith

The Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum combines actors, films, and actual artifacts to tell the story of 400 years of shipwrecking salvage in the Florida Keys. This beautifully authentic recreation of a 19th century warehouse houses and displays many treasures from the rediscovery of the wrecked ship Isaac Allerton that sank in 1956 on the Florida Keys reef. It turned out to be one of the richest shipwrecks in Key West’s history. In fact, did you know that it resulted in the Federal Wrecking Court’s largest monetary award for the salvage of a single vessel? It includes artifacts from Spanish galleons, a silver bar salvaged from the Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas. Come! Climb the 65′ Lookout Tower and see all of historic Key West!

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