SCHOONER WHARF’S MEL FISHER CELEBRATION
Today’s the Day – To Celebrate Mel!!! Thursday, July 12th at 6:00 p.m.
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|The golden dream of
treasure hunter Mel Fisher is alive and well and still celebrated
in Key West every July.
The Kick-Off Party for Mel Fisher Days will take place Thursday,
July 12th starting at 6:00 p.m. Come celebrate the day 27 years
ago when Mel’s crews found $400 million in shipwrecked gold,
silver and emeralds that had been sitting on the ocean floor for
more than 300 years. The events combine stories of the hunt for
the Spanish galleon Atocha, memories of the man, and a few of his
Throughout the night, more than $5,000 in Spanish Treasure Coins,
Emeralds and CASH will be given away and live music is by C. W.
Colt, the “Caribbean Country Blues Master”.
|Anyone who remembers
Mel remembers his fondness for beautiful women in minimal
clothing. So the Miss Atocha Bikini Contest will be held in honor
of the man who would most appreciate it. Start playing with sea
treasures, masking tape, coins, jewels, or whatever creativity
will cover part of you. Or dig out your favorite suit to sport
down the catwalk. Participants in home made as well as store
bought bikinis are eligible to compete this year.
The contestant raising the most money for the non-profit
non-profit Wesley House will win $200 cash and a $2,000 Madagascar
Emerald from the shipwreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha.
place will take home $100 cash and $1,000 Madagascar Emerald and
the third place fundraiser will be awarded $50 cash and a $500
Madagascar Emerald. Both are authentic emeralds in the rough.
Contestants may start raising money as soon as they are officially
registered in the contest.
All monies raised benefit the non-profit Mel Fisher Maritime
|Those who knew Mel will share
stories of the world’s greatest treasure hunt, and those who would
appeal to Mel’s fondness for young women may honor him by
participating in the Miss Atocha Bikini Contest and fundraiser.
The festivities include the crowd favorite “Have Your Cupcake and
Eat It Too” land based treasure hunt, which gives you the chance
to sink your teeth into a $1,200 Atocha silver coin.
As Mel always said of Schooner Wharf
Bar, “This place is a Treasure,” so come enjoy the evening at Mel’s
favorite watering hole with the Fisher family, and treasure your own
For more information, call Schooner Wharf at (305) 292-3302 or visit
Anyone interested in entering the Bikini Contest, please call or Star
at 295-7929 or email