What you are about to read is an email I received from Bob Evans of Hopewell, Ohio. For those of you who may not recognize his name, Bob was deeply involved in the recovery of the SS Central America in the late 1980’s. Known as the “Ship of Gold,” the Central America was lost in […]
Treasure of the Month Update: As you might recall, Our featured Treasure of the Month for April 2017 was a large silver bar found in the 1960’s south of Fort Pierce, Florida at a location that was referred to as the “Gold Wreck.” Now known as the Douglass Beach Wreck, this prolific site has produced […]
As a follow up to my Newsletter Post on June 16th, here is a sample of the material that we (the Society) recently acquired through the purchase of a group of documents that were previously unknown. This image is of a site map of the Wedge Wreck (officially, the Urca de Lima) prepared by former […]
Greetings to all. We have added a new feature to our website. We call it “This Day in Fleet History”. Significant events will be noted as they occur throughout the year. We will be searching our archives to identify these occurrences which could be historical anniversaries or events, important discoveries, noteworthy birthdays, deaths, or other […]
The Fleet Society is pleased to announce the acquisition of 1715 Fleet related documents including records, photographs, charts, graphs, articles and research materials long thought to be lost or destroyed. The documents were originally the property of several members of the Real Eight Company. Through leases obtained from the State of Florida, the Real Eight […]
Many of our members are familiar with Delray Beach artist James Flood, who made an appearance at the 300th Anniversary events in July of 2015. At the time, Jim had a wonderful print for sale that depicted the Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1715 leaving Havana for its appointment with destiny. Since that time, Jim has […]
Recently, Dana Reed of ASC International USA contacted me to request that I post some information regarding his company’s latest plans for a trip to Cuba in July, 2107 (July 9 – 13). ASC International USA provides historical, cultural and heritage tours of Cuba. The tour includes a visit to the Cuban Numismatic Museum, a […]
For those of you who did not get a chance to attend the recent conference at St. Augustine in March, here is an opportunity for you to consider the purchase of a special item. When we were planning the conference, the Fleet Society engaged local St. Augustine artist Warren Clark to create a special limited […]
The Fleet Society’s first publication, “Treasures of a Lost Fleet” was officially released for sale on March 16, 2017 at the 2nd International Conference on the 1715 Fleet recently held in St. Augustine, Florida. The publication was limited to 100 copies, all numbered, with the first 25 signed by the authors. By mid-April, the entire […]
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00 AM: Membership Meeting, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, Florida. Saturday morning found us at the St. Augustine Art Association where the Society conducted its first official membership meeting. 18 members were in attendance. A continental breakfast was provided by Flagler College Catering. We were welcomed by Elyse Brady the […]
Friday, March 17, 2017, 8:45 AM: 2nd International Conference on the 1715 Plate Fleet, Gamache-Koger Theatre, Ringhaver Student Center, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida (Day 2). Day 2 of the Conference began with the introduction of Jorge Proctor, archival researcher who spoke on Ubilla’s and Echeverz’ 1715 Fleet. Always spirited, his presentation did not disappoint those […]
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:45 AM: 2nd International Conference on the 1715 Plate Fleet, Gamache-Koger Theatre, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida (Day 1) Sponsored by the 1715 Fleet Society, this Conference was the sequel to the one held in Vero Beach in 2015 as part of the events scheduled in association with the 300th anniversary of the […]
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