The marina at the Holiday Inn Key Largo (Mile Marker 100) is home to the original boat used in the classic 1951 movie, The African Queen, which was directed by legendary director John Huston and starred Humphrey Bogart (Bogie won his only Academy Award for his memorable role as Charlie Allnut), Katherine Hepburn (Rose Sayer) and Robert Morley (Rev. Samuel Sayer). The film was adapted from a 1935 novel by C. S. Forester. Built in Lytham, England, in 1912, the African Queen was used by the British East Africa Company on the Victoria Nile and Lake Albert until 1968.
Billed as a “last little piece of old Key West,” the Schooner Wharf Bar is located at the foot of William Street on the Historic Harbor Walk. Don’t miss a chance to catch singer-songwriter Michael McCloud performing every Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 PM. McCloud has written a slew of great songs such as “Peace & Quiet,” “Today’s the Day,” “Moments of Weakness,” “Just Came Down for the Weekend,” “Waitin’ Tables,” “Conch Republic Song,” “Most I Miss the Music,” “Memorial,” “Tourist Town Bar,” “Just Another Song” and many more.
“It was the seventies, and Key West was cooking. A strange collection of shrimpers, gays, dope dealers, crooked politicians, hippies, and tourists roamed the quaint streets of the little town at the end of the world.” —Jimmy Buffett, Where is Joe Merchant?, 1992