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)
The silent auction goes live July 20,2022 and the final bids will be accepted at 7:00 pm Tuesday September 6, 2022.
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 – 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
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
*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)
FREE EVENT PARKING.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE A PAYPAL EMAIL CONFIRMATION AFTER PAYMENT, IF YOU DID NOT YOUR PAYMENT MAY HAVE NOT GONE THROUGH.
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.
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
*THIS IS STILL TENTATIVE
• 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. Joint celebration of the planting of 200th anniversary of the American Flag on Key West soil by Commador Porter.
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 Museum and Store - Sebastian, Florida
1322 US Highway 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
Jim Sinclair, MA
R. Duncan Matthewson, III Ph.D.
Brian E. Lapointe, Ph.D.
Matthew Charles, B.S., J.D.
Corey Malcom, Ph.D.
R. Duncan Mathewson III, Ph.D.
Captain KT Budde-Jones
Captain Syd Jones