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Sail into History on the Schooner Western Union

The Official Flagship of Key West and the State of Florida

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The Official Flagship of Key West and the State of Florida

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On July 1st, 2012 the Schooner Western Union was officially designated the State of Florida’s official flagship. The schooner was built in 1939 and served for 35 years as as a cable vessel for the Western Union Telegraph Company, repairing and maintaining undersea telegraph cable throughout Key West, Cuba and the Caribbean. It is the last remaining working coastal sailing vessel from Florida’s great maritime history.

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