Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum
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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum is located in Florida
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum
Location within Florida
Location 200 Greene Street
Key West, Florida
Coordinates 24°33′29″N 81°48′23″W / 24.557965°N 81.806495°W / 24.557965; -81.806495
Type Maritime Archaeology
Website Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, Key West, Florida. The museum contains an extensive collection of artifacts from 17th century shipwrecks, such as the Henrietta Marie, Nuestra Señora de Atocha and Santa Margarita.[1] The museum is named for founder Mel Fisher.

As of December, 2015 the upstairs exhibits, in addition to the slave ship Henrietta Marie, included displays about a group of freed slaves in Key West in 1860, the preservation of items recovered underwater, and Caribbean piracy.

Gold Bar Theft[edit]

A popular tourist feature was a solid gold bar that could be lifted by visitors in a plexiglass case. This bar was stolen by two thieves in August 2010.[1][2]

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