Mel Fisher Days Commemorates 400 Years of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha

When: September 2 - September 6, 2022

Where: Various Locations

Enjoy film screenings, live and silent auctions, a speakers symposium, banquet dinner and more. Meet the Fisher family and their favorite treasured authors of books exploring the shipwrecks treasures for which Mel Fisher is famous for. 


Opening Ceremony at The TROPIC Theatre – TIME TBD
Welcome Announcements by Kim Fisher and Taffi Fisher Abt. Then watch a Double Feature on the Big Screen of ”Treasure Salvors of the Florida Keys” & “Adventures of a Lifetime”. How Mel Fisher’s Search for the Atocha Began  and a tribute to the crews who helped with her discovery.

Mel Fisher Days Charity Event at Schooner Wharf at Historic Key West Seaport 
Right after the HUGE Silent Auction (online), The Golden Crew Reunion at Schooner Wharf will be where you can meet current and past crews as well as enjoy X Marks the Spot treasure Cupcakes and win treasure if you get lucky. A 50/50 raffle will take place and who knows, could be big booty! Dont miss Mel Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation- top secret winner, Mel Fisher and Key West history Trivia, Live onstage auctions, Live Music, Book Signings by authors and more! Dont forget to enjoy Schooner Wharf's happy hour from 4pm - 7pm

400th Commemoration of the 1622 Fleet Speakers Symposium
Location Marriot Beachside Ballroom -- 8:00am – 4:00pm FEE $75 per person – limited capacity. There will be eight academic speakers about various aspects of the 1622 Fleet including its History, Salvage, Conservation, Archaeology, Environmental Challenges, Legal Aspects, Numismatics and one ‘just for fun’ presentation  about the FUN ROMANCE, and ADVENTURE.

400th Commemoration Banquet Dinner – Join the Fisher Family and Symposium Speakers for a feast. Marriot Beachside  6:30-9:30 pm  Join us on the beach for a moonlight dinner.  Enjoy one on one conversations with the speakers and Fisher family members.  FEE $175 per person (cash bar not included)

The Fisher Family invites you to join them for a meet and greet with them and their favorite treasured Authors.  The authors will be rotating throughout the day to autograph their books at Mel Fishers Shipwreck Treasures at 613 Duval Street Key West. You can get your book autographed by the author and a member of the Fisher Family. Celebrate this day with Fisher family members and the authors of these treasured books. 

Mel Fishers Shipwreck Treasures, 613 Duval Street, Key West, Florida
Wendy Tucker – Today’s the Day! The Mel Fisher Story (newly released Sept 2022)
R. Duncan Mathewson, III Ph.D. – Treasure of the Atocha (new edition)
Carol Tedesco – Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha
KT Budde Jones – Coins of the Lost Galleons
Syd Jones – Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon
John Cunningham – Buck Riley Adventure Series
Captain Randy Barnhouse – Dear Samuel Clemmons, a Message in a Bottle
Randy Lathrop – A Treasured Life & Oh Treasure Where Art Thou
Bob Weller’s – Galleon Alley (Margaret Weller will be signing)
Lee Fisher – For Love and Treasure

Other books available: 
Dr. Eugene Lyon’s The Search for the Atocha
Pat Clyne’s Atocha Odyssey  ( Revenue goes to Michael Abt Jr. Have a Heart Foundation)
Bob Weller’s Dreamweaver
Mel Fisher Enterprise’s Worlds Greatest Treasure Hunter

From noon to 2pm there will be a Scavenger Hunt!

Time Capsule and Plaque Placement Ceremony-  Meet at Mallory Square Flagpoles – TIME TBD. 
Announcements: City Officials and Fisher Family Members – double event to celebrate the founding of Key West by Porter (200 year anniversary) and to honor the souls lost in the shipwrecks of the 1622 Fleet and celebrate the recovery of the Atocha by Mel Fisher. Joint celebration of the planting of 200th anniversary of the American Flag on Key West soil by Commador Porter