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Key West Shipwreck Museum Blog

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.

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Vigil Night and Day!

May 9th, 2013 by Piper Smith

Did you know that Key West wreckers used to watch the treacherous reefs all day and all night to spot for potential wrecks?

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Railroad Ties Loose Ends of Wrecking

March 11th, 2013 by Piper Smith

Like most famous [or infamous] eras, the Era of Wrecking eventually declined and came to an end. With new technologies of the world sweeping through the roaring

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When Did It Begin?

March 7th, 2013 by Piper Smith

The wrecking of vessels along the Floridian reefs began to occur once Europeans reached the New World. As early as the 1600s, Spanish ships returning to Spain from the New ...

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Where Are We?

February 25th, 2013 by Piper Smith

The Key West Shipwreck Historeum is located on 1 Whitehead Street in Mallory Square (Key West, FL 33040).

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The Watery Grave of the Merchant Ship Isaac Allerton

February 14th, 2013 by Piper Smith

On the fateful night of August 28th, 1856, the Isaac Allerton was caught in a hurricane off Saddlebunch Key, fifteen miles from Key West.

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The Richest Wreck!

February 11th, 2013 by Piper Smith

Because the Isaac Allerton had sunk in incredibly deep water, the Key West wreckers were unsuccessful in salvaging all the cargo.

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Nassau, the Keys, and Wrecking

February 6th, 2013 by Piper Smith

Did you know that what we now know as the Florida Keys were all a one time apart of Spain, the British Colonies, and was US Florida Territory? Even the ...

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Super Bowl Sunday and Free Admission

January 31st, 2013 by Piper Smith

Before the Super Bowl gets underway, why spend the afternoon enjoying the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum for free?

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Your Taste of Treasure!

December 31st, 2012 by Piper Smith

No, we don’t mean go lick some gold pieces of eight.

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