400th Commemoration of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha


    400th Commemoration of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha
    Schedule of Events

    Friday Sept 2nd, 2022 – Opening Ceremony at The TROPIC Theatre – TIME TBD
    -Welcome Announcements by Kim Fisher and Taffi Fisher Abt
    -Double Feature on the Big Screen: ”Treasure Salvors of the Florida Keys” & “Adventures of a      Lifetime”
    How Mel Fisher’s Search for the Atocha Began  and a tribute to the crews who helped with her discovery  - SEATING is LIMITED – ADVANCE ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED – You may pick up your ticket at Mel Fishers Shipwreck Treasures at 613 Duval up to one week prior to the event.   This is a FREE public event; however, donations will be accepted for charity. Tropic Cinema Theatre is located at 416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL


    Saturday Sept. 3rd, 2022  -  Mel Fisher Days Charity Event at Schooner Wharf at Historic Key West      
    Seaport - Public Event – EVERYONE WELCOME -
    -Golden Crew Reunion at Schooner Wharf - meet current and past crews
    -X Marks the Spot treasure Cupcakes - win treasure if you get lucky
    -50/50 raffle – You never know, could be big booty
    - Mel Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation- top secret winner
    - Mel Fisher and Key West history Trivia
    - Live onstage auctions
    - Live Music
    - Book Signings by authors
    – HUGE Silent Auction (online)


    Sunday September 4th, 2022 – *There is a separate fee for each events on this day – Limited seating - Must register online in advance 400th Commemoration of the 1622 Fleet Speakers Symposium – location Marriot Beachside Ballroom -- 8:00am – 4:00pm FEE $100 per person – seating limited to 300 capacity  This ballroom usually has a capacity of 425 however we want to space the seats slightly farther apart to try and meet cdc recommendations, therefore the Seating capacity will be limited to 300 persons. There will be eight academic speakers about various aspects of the 1622 Fleet including its History, Salvage, Conservation, Archaeology, Environmental Challenges, Legal Aspects, Numismatics and one ‘just for fun’ presentation  about the FUN ROMANCE, and ADVENTURE.

    400th Commemoration Banquet Dinner – Marriot Beachside  6:30-9:30 pm  Join us on the beach for a moonlight buffet.  Enjoy one on one conversations with the speakers and Fisher family members.  Fee $200 per person (cash bar not included)

    MONDAY, Sept 5th , 2022–  Public Event
    -Fisher family meet and greet at Mel Fishers Shipwreck Treasures at 613 Duval Street
    -Book signing all day with 10 treasured authors  
    -Today’s the day to explore the rich history of Key West


    TUESDAY Sept 6, 2022 – Public Event
    -Time Capsule and Plaque Placement Ceremony-  Meet at Mallory Square Flagpoles – TIME TO BE DETERMINED,  announcements: City Officials and Fisher Family Members – double event to celebrate the founding of Key West by Porter (200 year anniversary) and to honor the souls lost in the shipwrecks of the 1622 Fleet and celebrate the recovery of the Atocha by Mel Fisher.
    -  Walking Parade from Mallory Square to Clinton Triangle Park for Ribbon cutting of improved park area surrounding the oldest Civil War Memorial in the U.S.A.  and new landmark and Time Capsule  and Plaque Placement- Plaque Presentation to City Manager (Need to discuss further with Key West Maritime Historical Society)

    The Sunday event fees are to cover the cost of the event and any net funds from Sunday’s speaker symposium and banquet dinner will go to charity.  Seating may be limited. Advanced payment and registration is necessary online. 

More event details will be added soon, please check back!


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    613 Duval Street
    Key West, FL 33040
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