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Historic Seaport Sail | Naval Blockade of Southern Commerce

7-December from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Naval Blockade of Southern Commerce during the American Civil War

Park Ranger Curtis Hall

December 7, 2023 | 9:00am-11:00am

Sail into historic exploration with Dry Tortugas National Park Service Ranger Curtis Hall aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Argo Navis

On Thursday, December 7, Curtis will lead an illuminating morning seafaring excursion presented by Key West Art & Historical Society aboard the luxury catamaran SV Argo Navis, departing from the dock at 0 Margaret Street at 9:00 a.m. and returning at 11:00 a.m.

Passengers will enjoy Bloody Marys, mimosas or non-alcoholic beverages along with lite breakfast fare as Curtis explores the connections between Fort Zachary Taylor, Fort Jefferson and the Union Naval Blockade.  Dubbed the Anaconda Plan by General Winfield Scott, the slow stragulation of commerce in and out of the Gulf of Mexico had punishing impacts for the Confederacy and the course of the American Civil War..

Space is limited to 50 passengers – early registration is recommended.

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, with additional support provided by The Helmerich Trust and S/V Argo Navis.


December 7, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Key West Art & Historical Society


Argo Navis Key West Sailing Charters
0 Margaret Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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