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On September 4, 1622, a fleet of Spanish ships set sail from Havana en route to Spain. They were loaded down with treasure from the New World - gold, silver, emeralds and pearls.
Photo courtesy of Florida Keys Public Library
Ernest Hemingway’s time in Key West has been well-documented over the years - and best re-lived by Conchs during July’s annual Hemingway Days, as well as tourists in their frequent bar hops.
Key West may not be known for its beaches, but it is known for its fishing. From the sport fishing capital of the world on Islamorada to numerous hidden gems in the Florida backcountry and in Key West.