1715 Fleet Society


DATELINE: St. Augustine, Florida. Wreck Found on Beach

March 30, 2018 | 2

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.

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Whitman Photo Contest Winners Announced

DATELINE: Florida: Professional Archaeological & Anthropological Societies

January 30, 2018 | 0

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 […]

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Dateline: Tampa, Florida FUN Show update.

January 5, 2018 | 1

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 […]

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Happy New Year from the 1715 Fleet Society

January 1, 2018 | 1

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 […]

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Happy New Year from the 1715 Fleet Society

January 1, 2018 | 0

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, […]

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December 23, 2017 DATELINE: North Pole

December 23, 2017 | 0

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.

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FUN Convention

DATELINE: Tampa, Florida  2018 FUN Show.

December 12, 2017 | 0

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. […]

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DATELINE: Cape Canaveral, Florida – The Passing of John Jones.

December 11, 2017 | 0

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 […]

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Historical Images from 1715 Fleet Gold Coins, Part 1… Eight Escudos

December 4, 2017 | 0

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 […]

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Dateline: Monroeville, PA Young Numismatist At His First Coin Show

November 1, 2017 | 1

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. […]

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October 24, 2017 DATELINE: Pittsburgh, Pa.  Fleet Society Invited to give Presentation

October 24, 2017 | 0

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 […]

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DATELINE: Washington, PA – Historical Images from the 1715 Fleet

October 12, 2017 | 0

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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