Ben Costello

Ben Costello is a director of the 1715 Fleet Society and an attorney in Washington, PA. His full bio can be found here.

From the Fleet Society Archives — October 1, 1968

On October 1, 1968, this story appeared in the Evening Tribune: Original Real Eight Company member Harry Cannon was addressing stockholders at an annual meeting recently and confessed that the Company had made a mistake that it would never make again. Mr. Cannon reported that one of their biggest recoveries was a rare gold whistle. …

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From the Fleet Society Archives — May 30, 1962 — Sebastian Man Wins Treasure Hunt Title

Here is a very interesting article I found while searching through some old documents. It is a newspaper article (source unknown after a diligent search) that references the Treasure Trove Club. This club was founded in 1938 and each year gave an award (Mr. Treasure Hunter) to a leading personality in the treasure-hunting field. The …

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Happy New Year 2023!

On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors of the 1715 Fleet Society (now a recognized 501 c (3) charitable organization) we would like to wish all of our members, supporters and website visitors a blessed, happy and prosperous New Year.

From the Fleet Society Archives — March 25-27, 1983

Here is a very rare and interesting pamphlet that I recently came across while reviewing archival material that I have been gathering for the Society. Produced by the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys, this pamphlet was distributed in connection with a program the Preservation Society organized in March 1983 and held in Key …

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