Aerial view of the "Arbutus" - Key West, Florida

Aerial view of the "Arbutus" - Key West, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/98433
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Title

  • Aerial view of the "Arbutus" - Key West, Florida

Image Number

  • DM1084

Year

  • 1985

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "The Arbutus was an old 175' to 180' Coast Guard buoy tender that was owned by Mel Fisher's Treasure Salvors operation and used as a 'Sentry' vessel over the Atocha wreck site following the capsizing of the tug boat North Wind, which claimed the lives of several people including one of Mel's sons and daughter-in-law."
  • "Later on, the Arbutus was towed to the 'Quicksand's', west of the Marquesas, and was used as one of Mel Fishers tower ships. These ships were used as reference points in searching the wreck site. Once, while as the 'Sentry' vessel over the Atocha wreck, it was accidently strafed and bombed by a reserve Navy squadron out of Tennessee. Remarkable, they didn't hit the ship or it's startled occupant."
  • "The vessel sank of it's own accord at it's current location in the Quicksand's. It was also used by Jimmy Buffett for a back cover shot for his record album 'Songs You Should Know By Heart'."

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - col. - 8 x 10 in.

Subject Term

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