Western Union

The Western Union is a historic schooner in Key West, Florida, United States. It is located in the Key West Bight at 202 William Street. On May 16, 1984, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1939 by Thompson Enterprises, it was the last large sailing vessel built in Key West. It was leased to the Western Union Telegraph Co. and used to check and repair the signal cable from Key West to Cuba, as well as lay undersea telegraph cable throughout the Caribbean.

It sails twice per day giving guests a glimpse of Key West's historic maritime past.

It is the flagship of the city of Key West.

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