WHARF’S MEL FISHER DAYS DOCK PARTY
A Glittering Day
The Dock Party for Mel Fisher Days, a
tribute to Mel and Deo’s continual quest to fulfill their dream, was
held at Schooner Wharf last Thursday. The festivities marked the 30 th
anniversary of the day that Mel’s Golden Crew found $400+ million in
shipwrecked gold, silver and emeralds that had been sitting on the
ocean floor for more than 300 years.
The treasure hunting vessel J.B. Magruder was dockside to be inducted
into the Conch Republic Navy and to offer tours. Other events included
Pat Clyne’s book signing, the 50/50 raffle, and a chance to win an
Atocha $1,400 coin buried in a cupcake, plus the Magruder’s captain,
Andy Matrocci, and divers were inducted in the Conch Republic Navy.
Mark Tipple won the coin, and Eric Clark was the lucky winner of the
Fisher family members Taffi and Kim were on hand to visit with friends
and newcomers alike. Party proceeds will be donated to Wesley House
Family Services, and it was a glittering day for all!
Taffi Fisher-Abt, Captain
Frank Holden, & Captain Bill Grosscup.
Musicians Marty Stonely &
Capt. Frank Holden (Fleet
Admiral) and Capt. Bill Grosscup (Vice Admiral Fleet Commander) induct
J.B. Magruder's crew into the Conch Republic Navy. (l-r: Taffi Fisher-Abt,
Kim Fisher, Capt. Frank Holden, Stephen Parker, cory Rix, Capt. Andy
Matroci, Bill Reighard, Jason Smause, Timothy Meade, Capt. Bill
J.B. Magruder, Mel's
golden treasure hunting vessel, is inducted into the Conch Republic
Navy. (l-r: Captain Frank-Fleet Admiral, Captain Bill-Fleet Commander,
Captain Andy Matroci, and Kim Fisher).
50/50 Raffle winner Eric
Clark is congratulated. (Magic Frank Everhart, winner Eric Clark,
Shawn Cowles, Sharon Drager, Jeremy Wilkerson).
Congratulations to Mark
Tipple, who won a $1,400 Atocha coin in the cupcake contest. (l-r:
Marty Stonely, Wesley House's Jeremy Wilkerson, Sharon Drager, Magic
Frank Everhart, Mark Tipple's Happy Wife, winner Mark Tipple).
Pat Clyne signs his book,
"Atocha: An Odyssey"
SCHOONER WHARF’S MEL FISHER CELEBRATION
Today’s the Day – To Celebrate Mel!!! Thursday, July 9th
Trade treasure tales and priceless memories of Key West’s King
a golden day at Schooner Wharf Bar, where
Spanish galleons, treasure hunting ships,
golden discoveries and priceless memories of
the man who made it all happen – Mel Fisher –
are on tap for this year’s Dock Party to kick
off Mel Fisher Days.
The celebration of Key West’s golden dream
weaver begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9th at
Schooner Wharf Bar, where Mel Fisher “made his
mark,” when his handprints were cast in a
special mold and a section of the bar top is
dedicated to his achievements.
Although it took Mel years to find the $400
million mother lode of the Spanish galleon
Nuestra Senora de Atocha, it never took him
long to find his friends at Schooner Wharf,
where he could share his stories while keeping
a sharp eye on the water that held the riches
he was seeking.
This year’s Dock Party will celebrate the 30th
Anniversary of Atocha’s Mother Lode Discovery
and the “good ole’ days” by welcoming the JB
Magruder treasure salvage vessel back to the
docks behind Schooner Wharf. For the second
time since the 1980s, the 100-foot working
vessel will be on display downtown, showing
off the latest treasure-finding technology
that scours the ocean floor for centuries-old
coins, gold bars, gold chains, emeralds and
the Atocha divers and Magruder crew as they
return from treasure diving and hear tales of
high-seas and high-stakes adventures from
Mel’s Golden Crew and members of the Fisher
The Dock Party will include a limited number
of tours of the treasure hunting boat are
available between 12 noon and 2pm. Advance
registration discount tickets are available
www.MelFisherDays.com Attendees will have
a chances to win cash and treasure with the
50/50 raffle and you can take a chance to win
a Grade 3 Atocha coin valued at $1,400 with
the popular “Have your Cake and Eat it Too”
Today’s the Day…to celebrate Mel Fisher and
his golden crew! Mel always said that “This
place is a treasure,” so….come discover one of
our island’s favorite watering holes for
See you at the Schooner Wharf Bar for the Dock
Party at 11 a.m. Thursday July 9 to kick off
Mel Fisher Days 2015 as the JB Magruder
arrives from treasure hunting and docks behind
The Magruder docked at
Evalena with some of
the Atocha Golden Crew!
Photos and Results
2012 Photos and Charity Results