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  • 400th Commemoration
    of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha

    Today’s the Day to support the annual Mel Fisher Day’s Silent Auction Charity Event which will benefit the Wesley House Family Services of Monroe County and the Michael Abt Jr. Have a Heart Foundation.


    As you probably know, Wesley House is a nationally accredited not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and nurturing children and strengthening families with programs and services that span all of Monroe County.  The Michael Abt Jr. Have a Heart Foundation is a 501-c-3 Florida charity that supports heart screenings on youth, awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in children, CPR training for those who work with youth, and placement of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools.  All donations to either of these organizations are tax deductible. Please visit their websites with these links to learn more about their programs.  Wesley House Family Services  Michael Abt Jr. Have a Heart Foundation (haveaheartformichael.org)


    SILENT AUCTION IS NOW LIVE!!!! Click here to bid.


    There will be five days of exciting events so please check our schedule below!


    Schedule of Events

    Friday Sept 2nd, 2022 – Opening Ceremony at The TROPIC Theatre – 7PM
    - 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 – 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

  • Each individual must sign up separately.
  • RSVP for Tropic Cinema only

  • Saturday SeptEMBER 3 - 2022, 4PM - ?

    Mel Fisher Days Charity Event at Schooner Wharf at Historic Key West      
    Seaport - Public Event – EVERYONE WELCOME -

    • HUGE Silent Auction (online)
    • 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

    Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm


    Sunday September 4, 2022
    400th Commemoration Speakers Symposium

  • *There is a separate fee for each of the 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 $75 per person – limited capacity. 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 – Join the Fisher Family and Symposium Speakers for a feast. Marriot Beachside  6:30-9:30 pm  Join us on the beach for a moonlight dinner.  Enjoy one on one conversations with the speakers and Fisher family members.  FEE $175 per person (cash bar not included)


  • Schedule of Speakers
  • DATE: Sunday, September 4 th , 2022
    Venue: Marriot Beachside Resort, 3841 North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West
    Florida, Flagler Ballroom
    8:00 – 8:30 – Check in begins at Registration Table
    8:30 – 8:45  KIM FISHER - Welcome
    8:55 – 9:35  COREY MALCOM, Ph.D - History of the 1622 Fleet, Spanish Colonial Times
    9:45  – 10:25 R. DUNCAN MATHEWSON III, M.A. Ph.D., Underwater Shipwreck Archeology
    10:35- 11:15 BRIAN LAPOINTE, Ph.D - Environmental Concerns
    11:25-12:05 JAMES SINCLAIR, M.A. – Shipwreck Artifact Conservation
    BREAK FOR LUNCH FROM 12:05-1:15
    1:20-2:00  CAROL TEDESCO - Histories and Mysteries – Silver Treasure Coins of the Nuestra
    Senora de Atocha, the Santa Margarita, and the Dry Tortugas Deep Water wreck 
    2:10-2:50 CAPTAIN JOHN BRANDON – Historic Shipwreck Salvage -Evolution of Equipment,
    Technology and Mapping
    3:00-3:40 MATHEW CHARLES - Legal challenges and Changing Laws –via Zoom
    3:45-4:15 TAFFI ABT - Living the Dream

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 - 10am - 6PM

    In Honor of the 400TH ATOCHA COMMEMORATION Event
    The Fisher Family invites you to join them for a meet and greet with them and their favorite treasured Authors.  The authors will be rotating throughout the day to autograph their books at:
    Mel Fishers Shipwreck Treasures at 613 Duval Street Key West
    Get your book autographed by the author and a member of the Fisher Family
    Celebrate this day with Fisher family members and the authors of these treasured books. 

  • Mel Fishers Shipwreck Treasures, 613 Duval Street, Key West, Florida
  • Wendy Tucker – Today’s the Day! The Mel Fisher Story (newly released Sept 2022)
  • R. Duncan Mathewson, III Ph.D. – Treasure of the Atocha (new edition)
  • Carol Tedesco – Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha
  • KT Budde Jones – Coins of the Lost Galleons
  • Syd Jones – Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon
  • Captain Randy Barnhouse – Dear Samuel Clemmons, a Message in a Bottle
  • Bob Weller’s – Galleon Alley (Margaret Weller will be signing)
  • Lee Fisher – For Love and Treasure
  • Captain Carl Fismer – Man Overboard
  • Other books available: 
    Dr. Eugene Lyon’s The Search for the Atocha
    Pat Clyne’s Atocha Odyssey  ( Revenue goes to Michael Abt Jr. Have a Heart Foundation)
    Bob Weller’s Dreamweaver
    Mel Fisher Enterprise’s Worlds Greatest Treasure Hunter




  • Join us for a Scavenger Hunt!
    Click here to visit: https://southernmost-scavenger-hunt.ticketleap.com/mel-fisher-days-scavenger-hunt/


  • TUESDAY September 6, 2022

    Public Event
    • We are placing a memorial plaque honoring Mel Fisher and the lost souls of the 1622 Fleet shipwrecks - Ceremony to be attended by City Officials and Mel Fisher Family Members  – Tuesday,  September 6, 1622 Fleet Memorial Placement at Mallory Square at 10 AM 

  • 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!



    Mel Fisher's Treasures Store
    613 Duval Street
    Key West, FL 33040
    (305) 295-9555


    Mel Fisher's Treasures Museum and Store - Sebastian, Florida
    1322 US Highway 1
    Sebastian, FL 32958
    (772) 589-9875





Kim Fisher

Carol Tedesco

Jim Sinclair, MA

R. Duncan Matthewson, III Ph.D.

Brian E. Lapointe, Ph.D.

Matthew Charles, B.S., J.D.

John Brandon

Corey Malcom, Ph.D.

Taffi Fisher





Wendy Tucker

Captain Carl Fismer

R. Duncan Mathewson III, Ph.D. 

Carol Tedesco

Captain KT Budde-Jones

Captain Syd Jones

Lee Fisher

Margaret Weller

Captain Randy Barnhouse





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