Monthly Archives: May 2011
One of Key West’s most entertaining and fun spring events is almost upon us again, the Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta! Teams compete to build a boat out of very limited supplies and sail or row it against other self built teams. Live music, great food and cheap drinks are also offered. Check it out at the Schooner Wharf website here.
It’s 82°F and partly cloudy today at Parrot Key. Ten mile per hour wind is coming from the north, but seas are fairly calm. Sunset tonight is at 8:08 pm, so Sunset Festival activities should be starting up at around 5:00.
One of the most historic and interesting locations in Key West is the Harry Truman Little White House. The 1890’s house was first used as the commander’s quarters for the Key West Naval Base during the Spanish-American War, but in 1946 became the winter residence of President Harry Truman. It was used by Truman and other presidents throughout the Cold War before being abandoned when the US Navy decommissioned the base in 1974. In 1986 it was bought and restored as part of the Truman Annex development by Pritam Singh and given to the state to protect as a historical site. The property is now run as a historical tourist attraction and can be visited and toured. For more information on the Little White House click here.