Contestants Pucker Up for the Key West Conch Shell Blowing Contest

Making music with a conch (pronounced “konk”) shell might seem quite unusual, but dozens of people tried it Saturday afternoon, during Key West’s 55th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest. When the “Conch Honk” concluded, Delaware’s Jayne Challman and Key West musician Steve Gibson were declared the adult winners — after each one coaxed not just […]
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Conch Key & Little Conch Key History – 1st Documented in 1849

The first mention of Conch Key and its baby sister island to the southwest, Little Conch Key, can be dated back to the mid-19th century, according to local historian Jerry Wilkinson. The two islands were first documented in the 1849 memoir of F.W. Gerdes, “Reconnaissance of the Florida Reefs and All the Keys.” “The first […]
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Underwater Resort – Would You Sleep With The Fishes

Underwater tourism may be the next big thing in luxury travel. Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, an idea conceptualized by extreme travel advocate and managing director of Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel Tony Webb, has just received a U.S. patent for its innovative design.  A single pod has its own entrance via surface-to-ocean elevator. (Courtesy Tony Webb, Planet […]
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Long Live the Conch Republic!

Sir Peter Anderson’s dream of incorporating the Conch Republic with Key West is more real then ever following his passing. Key West entrepreneur and icon Paul Menta and Anderson’s only heir Mikaela Anderson are keeping the Republic alive and strong, finally uniting the Republic with city of Key West, and Mikaela said the headquarters will remain […]
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