Here is an interesting item sent to us by Fleet Society member Frank Noga. Society members living in the Florida area might want to keep us advised on the developing news story associated with this remarkable find. Click the link to read the article and watch a video clip: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/03/29/Partial-hull-from-18th-century-shipwreck-washes-up-in-Florida/8001522340374/ Ben Costello, Director.
Recently, during my visit to Florida, I was introduced to two professional organizations which I’d like to share with our membership: The Florida Public Archaeological Network (FPAN) and the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS). The Florida Public Archaeological Network’s mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage through regional […]
Here are several pictures of our table at the Fun Show here in sunny (but COLD!) Tampa, Florida. This year, we were located on the bourse floor rather than in the club section. This allowed us to get more foot traffic and exposure. We did have a number of new visitors who enjoyed our modest […]
On behalf of the directors of the 1715 Fleet Society, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank our readers and loyal fans and members for a wonderful year remembering the legacy of the 1715 Fleet! It always amazes me that although the fleet sunk off the […]
On behalf of the Directors of the 1715 Fleet Society, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our readers and loyal fans and members for a wonderful year celebrating the legacy of the 1715 Fleet! It always amazes me that although the fleet sunk off the coast of Florida more than 300 years ago, […]
On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the Fleet Society, we would like to wish all of our members, supporters and website visitors a very Merry Christmas. Ben Costello, Director.
As usual, the Fleet Society will be making an appearance at the 2018 FUN Show in Tampa, Florida. The Show runs from Thursday, January 4 – Sunday, January7, 2018. This year our table (#1608) will be on the bourse floor in the Foreign and Ancient section. Previously we were given a free table in the club area. […]
Word has been received that original Real Eight member and former Company President John Jones passed away November 26, 2017 at Canaveral Hospital, Cape Canaveral, Florida. His daughter Vicki Noland reported that her father had been ill for some time. John became a Real Eight member in 1964. A complete testimonial will be provided as soon as […]
As a follow up to our previous posting in October 2017 titled Historical Images from the 1715 Fleet, we presented a number of images that we recently recovered from a large collection of documents and related material that was purchased by the Society a number of months ago. There we featured artifacts that were recovered […]
Let me introduce Jacob Makusenka, a budding numismatist, who recently attended his first coin show at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa. The annual Fall Coin Show was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN). Young Mr. Makusenka went through the bourse floor with great eagerness, purchasing numerous numismatic (and some non-numismatic) items. […]
On October 19, 2017, Fleet Society Director Ben Costello presented a program on the 1715 Fleet to residents of Providence Point, a retirement community located in Pittsburgh. The program was called “Treasures of a Lost Fleet”. A short history of the 1715 Fleet was provided to set the stage for a spirited discussion of the […]
In June of this year, we announced that the Fleet Society acquired a large group of 1715 Fleet-related documents including records, photographs, charts, graphs, articles and research materials long thought to be destroyed. In subsequent posts, we advised that our efforts to organize and inventory this recent recovery would be time-consuming and an ongoing process. […]
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