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Ben Costello

August 2020 Treasure of the Month

July 31, 2020 | 5

Our Treasure of the Month for August has its origins in a prior treasure that we featured a few years ago in December, 2015. Here is the story. On Sunday, August 15, 2010 diver Bonnie Schubert found an impressive artifact at the Douglass Beach Wreck site south of Fort Pierce, Florida. The artifact, a gold […]

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This Day in Fleet History – July 31st, 1715

July 31, 2020 | 0

305th anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet.

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This Day in Fleet History – July 30-31, 2015

July 30, 2020 | 0

The Tricentennial Hoard, consisting of over 352 gold coins of all denominations, is found by Queens Jewels, LLC. The recovery was at the Corrigan’s Beach Wreck site, north of Vero Beach, Florida

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History of 1715 Fleet Certificates of Authenticity

July 20, 2020 | 0

Recently I received a copy of the latest publication produced by Rob Westrick of New Iberia, Louisiana. Rob is a marine archaeologist with 30 years of experience working the 1715 Fleet wreck sites. Rob has published a number of books and articles on the 1715 Fleet as well as other historic shipwrecks. Rob’s latest effort […]

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This Day in Fleet History – July 6, 1993

July 7, 2020 | 0

The crew of the salvage vessel Pandion finds what is believed to be the fabled “Queens Jewels” at the Cabin Wreck site near Sebastian, Florida.

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The Research of Stephen M. Workman

July 6, 2020 | 0

The Fleet Society is pleased to introduce our newest member, Stephen M. Workman, Commander, USN (Ret.), of Melbourne, Florida. Following his naval career Commander Workman earned a MA in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology and a PhD in Coastal Resources Management from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. While at ECU he was a […]

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This Day in Fleet History – June 29th, 1968

June 29, 2020 | 0

The Real Eight Museum of Sunken Treasure officially opens in Cape Canaveral at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 1968.

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This Day in Fleet History – June 26th, 1967

June 26, 2020 | 0

The Real Eight Company finds a second nearly intact treasure chest containing silver coins at the Cabin Wreck site near Sebastian, Florida.

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