1715 Fleet Society Archive

Ben Costello

June 26th, 1967 – This Day in Fleet History

June 26, 2019 | 0

June 26, 1967. Real Eight Company divers find a nearly intact treasure chest containing silver coins. A similar chest was previously found in 1965, both at the Cabin Wreck site, near Sebastian, Florida.

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Please Vote Don Kagin and Tom Uram

June 22, 2019 | 0

Many of our members and website visitors are also members of the American Numismatic Society (ANA). The ANA is holding an election for officers who will be installed at the ANA’s 128th Anniversary Convention in Chicago on August 16, 2019. If you have not yet voted (voting ends on June 30) we urge you to support […]

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Bruce Ward Estate Update – June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 | 0

As a follow up to my April 30th, 2019 post regarding the Bruce Ward Estate, I managed to receive a small sampling of the coins that will become available in the upcoming auction of Estate Fleet items. The auction itself has not yet been scheduled, but it is anticipated to take place within the next […]

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1715 Fleet Society Conference - Cuba Map

Cuba Conference Update – June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 | 0

Recently, we were contacted by a number of individuals who have expressed an interest in attending our third International Conference on the 1715 Fleet, which is currently being planned for Havana, Cuba in 2020. They were concerned about whether the recently imposed new travel restrictions instituted by the U.S. government would affect our plan to […]

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June 8, 1708 – This Day in Fleet History

June 8, 2019 | 0

June 8, 1708. British captain ambushes Spanish Treasure Fleet during War of Spanish Succession. The San Jose, one of the richest ships in the fleet with 7 to 11 million pesos on board,  is lost.

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1715 Fleet Society - June 2019 Treasure of the Month

June 2019 Treasure of the Month

May 31, 2019 | 0

Every so often we feature an item as our monthly treasure that is not particularly unique or special but is noteworthy because it has a story to tell. Our Treasure of the Month for June is such an item. Although a beautiful coin, this undated Mexico four escudos is not by any stretch of the […]

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May 24, 1964 – This Day in Fleet History

May 24, 2019 | 0

May 24, 1964 Mel Fisher finds “carpet of gold”. 1,033 gold coins discovered at the Douglass Beach wreck site, near Fort Pierce, Florida.

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DATELINE: W. Yarmouth, Massachusetts Whydah Museum Visit

May 24, 2019 | 1

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit the Whydah Museum located at W. Yarmouth, Massachusetts. For those who may not know what this is, the Museum is the repository of artifacts recovered from the only documented pirate ship ever salvaged. This is a one of a kind exhibit and the only place in […]

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