When:
April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
2018-04-07T10:00:00-04:00
2018-04-07T11:30:00-04:00
Where:
The Schooner Hindu. Key West Bight Marina
201 William St
Key West, FL 33040
USA
Cost:
$50-$60
Contact:
Adele Williams
305 295 6616 Ext 115

Presenter: Kelly Clark

The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with Hindu Charters for a series of three historical lectures held on January 27, February 24, and March 31. This unique experience will include a morning sail with mimosas and a presentation from a prominent island historian.  Each month we will host a subject matter expert that will discuss an important aspect of Keys history and the development of this thriving Island community that was once the wealthiest city in the state of Florida.

Presenter: Kelly Clark

The Third System of Coastal Fortifications became the most ambitious American fortification construction program since independence. Unlike the earthen works of the First and Second Systems these structures were built more methodically and were permanent in nature. 200 Atlantic and Gulf Coast sites and 20 Pacific Coast sites were targeted for construction, but ultimately only one-fourth of the fortifications were built. Join Kelly Clark, cultural resources Specialist for the Dry Tortugas National Park, as she discusses why military strategists considered Key West and the Dry Tortugas the “Gibralter of the Gulf”, the significance of their cultural history and their current state of preservation.