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Today in Keys History: March 13

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at Reveille and read my brief in the case of Oliver O’Hara vs. Brig Halcyon and after breakfast read over the authorities relating to the case. About 12 Captain Thomas Rooke went up the reef and at half past George Weaver sailed for Charleston in[…]

Today in Keys History: March 12

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary. Got under way with a light breeze from the east at 4 a.m. but I did not turn out till day. Capt. Joshua Appleby came down in company, arrived at Key West at 5 p.m. The wharf presents a very lively appearance from the number of[…]

Today in Keys History: March 11

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Got under way before daylight and at 1/4 before 12 anchored off Indian Key, the Captain went up to get the men he left. The Ship Amulet stripped of her rigging and gear lays on the rocks a little to the southward of Tavernier. Mr. Theodore Owens spoke[…]

Today in Keys History: March 10

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at daylight and went fishing before breakfast. At ½ past 10 a squall came up from the northwest and blew for a short time accompanied by rain. At half past 11 got under way in company with the Schooners Pizzarro and William Ross and Sloop Energy and[…]

Today in Keys History: March 9

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at daylight and took in 33 bales of cotton making 246 in all and the bales are piled four tiers on deck. After dinner took a walk up the beach. 1862: The case of the ship S.R. Mallory, owned by William Curry Sons of Key West, which[…]

Today in Keys History: March 8

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at daylight, the Captain and myself went to the brig, on our way discovered the whole of the rigging and gear of the brig, got some of it and at 12 got under weight with a light wind from south southwest. There was a heavy[…]

Today in Keys History: March 7

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at daylight, all hands loading the schooner. I went on shore and walked up the beach and gathered some Hicaco plumes. Returned on board about 12. Read Roccus. After dinner it became cloudy and rained a little. At night the mosquitoes were so numerous as[…]

Today in Keys History: March 6

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary — Rose at daylight, all hands employed in loading the schooner. I had so little success yesterday that I do not feel inclined to try the gun again. Read “Anne of Geierstein” and tried to fish. 1911: The Key West Police Headquarters was at City Hall[…]

Today in Keys History: March 5

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Got under way at 5 a.m. and beat up to Bear Cut where the cotton was landed from the Brig. The Schooners William Ross and Pizzarro and Sloop Energy are here to take a load. The Brig has been burnt to obtain the copper and gear.[…]

Today in Keys History: March 4

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Got under way at 1/4 past 4 a.m. and beat out to the reef, the ships in the same position. Bore up and stood for the Cape and at 1/4 before 3 P.M. came to anchor off the mouth of the Miami River. Capt. Barker and Monroe came[…]