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Historic Sail | Corey Malcom, PhD| The History of the Key West Bight
19-October from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
October 19, 2019 – (Key West, FL). Sail into historic exploration with Key West Art & Historical Society and archaeologist Corey Malcom, Ph.D. What better way to learn about the historic significance of the Key West Bight than taking a morning sail through the Key West Harbor and beyond. Enjoy mimosas, fresh fruit, delicious breakfast pastries and create your own Bloody Mary aboard the classy and comfortable 75 ft. Argo Navis catamaran.
The History of Key West Bight and Harbor
For centuries, the Key West’s bight and harbor have drawn mariners to the island, and these well-protected bodies of water have long-served as its connecting points to the outside world, while also being the center of the island’s maritime industries. It is from here that turtlers, spongers, wreckers, shipbuilders, the military, railroad men, and tourism moguls all based their operations. This presentation will explore the rich history of the water, the shorefronts, and the islands along the western end of Key West.
Corey Malcom Ph.D
Corey Malcom is the Director of Archaeology for the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and President of the Key West Maritime Historical Society. In over 30 years of underwater research, he has investigated many shipwrecks, including the 1564 galleon Santa Clara, the Nuestra Señora de Atocha of 1622, the 1700 English slaver Henrietta Marie, and the 1827 Cuban pirate-slaver Guerrero. He also spearheaded study into the Key West Turtle Kraals and the African Cemetery on Higgs Beach. Dr. Malcom is a graduate of Indiana and Nova Southeastern Universities, and he earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of Huddersfield in England.
Special Summer Price! Tickets are only $45 for Society Members, $55 for non-members. Space is limited to 50 passengers, so early registration is recommended. For tickets and more information, please call Kim Livingston at 305-295-6616 ext. 106.