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Rigging in 2012 with Schooner Wharf's unique New Year's Eve tradition of the "Lowering of the Pirate Wench"

Schooner Wharf Bar Crew at their New Year’s Eve celebration

We hoisted our glasses and lowered the wench at our annual original tradition of Lowering the Pirate Wench. It was a great deal of fun for the hundreds of celebrants at this year’s New Year’s Eve party.

Our resident chief pirate wench and co-owner, Evalena Worthington, was lowered onto the deck of the America 2.0 at midnight, to the fanfare of cannon fire and the release of white doves.

Evalena, Paul and the crew of Schooner Wharf wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Schooner or later, we hope to see you here!

Andrew Neuhauser, Frank Everhart, Lori McDonald, Karen Chaustit and Shayne Hueber on the America 2.0

Schooner Wharf Bar and Galley Crew at their New Year’s Eve celebration Richard Moriaty and friend. Richard is in charge of the Turtle Hospital and sponsored the spectacular Dove Release presented by Jim Hale and Key West Doves.
One of the doves didn’t want to leave the festivities or our resident chief pirate wench and co-owner Evalena Worthington, who had to give the dove its own send off. Resident chief pirate wench, Evalena Worthington, and Schooner Wharf Bar co-owner with Schooner’s very own in-house magician, Frank Everhart, toast the new year.
2010 Descent of the Pirate Wench

New Year's Eve Madness @ Schooner Wharf Bar

Welcome to Schooner Wharfs' original tradition the Lowering of the Pirate Wench
No Reservations Required

Rated the 2nd most fun thing to do by AOL after Times Square

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Start the New Year at “A Last Little Piece of Old Key West”

Join your friends and make new ones at the Schooner Wharf Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration, where the past meets the future and the present is a whole lot of fun.

Schooner Wharf Bar will present its original New Year’s Eve tradition, the “Lowering of the Pirate Wench” from the mast of tall ship America 2.0 docked in front of the popular waterfront watering hole. They will be lowering a pirate wench, Evalena Worthington, co-owner of Schooner Wharf, against large illuminated countdown numbers – from 10, 9, 8… until the stroke of midnight where “2012” will light up to launch the new year. All of this is against a backdrop of the ship’s crew dressed as pirates, with the release of doves. Complimentary party favors, hats and horns add to the festive atmosphere. This bash was rated the 2nd most fun thing to do by AOL after being at Times Square!

The day’s fun starts early with live music guaranteed to take you dancing into the new year. Michael McCloud and Friends begin at noon, followed by The Doerfels, a family of very talented kids who will entertain you with blue grass, rock n’ roll and other favorite classic tunes. Next up from 10:00 pm ‘til late is the bounding energy and funk of Biscuit Miller and the Mix. Bring your dancin’ shoes for a “pipin’ hot biscuit” full of soulful blues stew. Miller has played with such legends as Muddy Waters and Ike and Tina Turner. Never a dull moment at this happening place, prior to the countdown a DJ will play festive holiday music to entertain the crowd, the party continues until 4 a.m.

So celebrate the New Year in island style at Schooner Wharf Bar, where locals feel at home and visitors feel local. Join everyone on the harbor walk for the best way to ring out the old, and ring in the new!

Have a safe and wonderful New Year, from your friends at Schooner Wharf Bar.

For more information, please call Schooner Wharf at (305) 292-9520 or visit schoonerwharf.com – and we’re also on Facebook.


Have a safe and happy New Year from your friends at Schooner Wharf Bar.
Where locals feel at home and visitors feel local!!!

2011 Flyer


Enjoy 2010 photo display of the Lowering of the Pirate Wench


For more information, do not hesitate to call Evalena or Sheree at 292-9520



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