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The Purpose of the Schooner Western Union

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Did you know that the Schooner Western Union was built to maintain the communication between Floridian cities, the Caribbean islands, and South America? She was launched in 1939 by Herbert Arch of Thompson Enterprises. She was constructed with a hull of Cayman mahogany and planking of Longleaf yellow pine from Florida. She ended up being leased to the Western Union Telegraph Company and was used to maintain signal cables between Key West and Cuba from 1939 to 1974! She sure served a long time!

The Schooner Western Union!

The Schooner Western Union!

Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West

Our fabulous CAST of Old Town Trolley Key West tours!

Happy Birthday to the Conch Republic

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

It was on this day back in 1982, when Conch Republic established itself after border patrols were set up on the mainland of Florida, isolating Keys residents. The residents of the Florida Keys revolted, established their own country with a flag, form of government and then immediately applied for foreign aid.

This independent spirit continues today and we celebrate it with nine days of events. This evening an old favorite is coming back, the seven foot Key Lime Pie. The fun begins at Mallory Square at 5:30 and is a benefit for the Key West Memorial Sculpture Garden which honors many of the republic’s famous and not so famous citizens.

Flag of the Conch Republic