Mel Fisher Mar­itime Mu­seum

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Mel Fisher was a fa­mous trea­sure hunter who made his for­tune search­ing for Span­ish galleons off Florida’s coast. While Fisher’s mo­tives were to find trea­sure, a part of him also wanted to pre­serve the his­tory that all of these finds held. To this end, Fisher founded the Mel Fisher Mar­itime Mu­seum, which holds some of the ar­ti­facts found dur­ing his ex­plo­ration.

To­day, the mu­seum is a 501 (c) (3) ac­cred­ited non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to pre­serv­ing mar­itime his­tory in its many forms. A visit will open your eyes to all of the his­tor­i­cal as­pects of man’s re­la­tion­ship with the sea. Sources: Straw­bery Banke Mu­seum, Portsmouth, NH straw­bery­banke.org Mel Fisher Mar­itime Mu­seum, Key West, FL melfisher.org

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