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Historic Seaport Sail: Many Facets of Key West Turtle Industry & Conservation

13-April from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Many Facets of Key West Turtle Industry & Conservation

Shannon Burgess, Education Director at Key West Turtle Museum

April 13, 2024 | 9:00am-11:00am

On Saturday, April 13, Burgess 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 Burgess explores the the many facets of Key West’s turtle industry.  From Sea to Shelf to Sea: The sea turtle’s journey over the centuries from survival item to luxury treat to forbidden food from a Key West perspective.  She will dip into the global history of sea turtle soup, then dive into the Key West soup industry, with a few sidebars into what’s happening locally with the turtles and the turtle kraals.

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 S/V Argo Navis.


April 13
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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