1715 Fleet Society Archive

Ben Costello

DATELINE: Fort Pierce, Florida Cannon Recovered Near Fort Pierce.

August 14, 2018 | 0

A 303 year old cannon from the 1715 Fleet was recovered and brought to the surface of the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Fisherman’s Wharf in Fort Pierce, Florida. It is the first cannon to be recovered in the last 30-35 years. The cannon will be restored, a process that takes about […]

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August 2018 Treasure of the Month

July 31, 2018 | 0

For our Treasure of the Month for August, we turn to our Research Collection, where this gem of a coin is featured. We chose this coin especially because it is by far one of the most handsome coins in our collection. What makes this coin so special can only be ascertained upon close observation. When […]

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This Day in Fleet History

July 30, 2018 | 0

July 30 – 31, 2015 The Tricentennial Hoard, consisting of over 352 Gold coins of all denominations, is found by Queen’s Jewels, LLC. Corrigan’s Beach Wreck site, north of Vero Beach, Florida.

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This Day in Fleet History

July 24, 2018 | 0

The Real Eight Company finds a rare, almost intact treasure chest containing silver coins. It was the first such chest to be discovered. A second chest was found two years later in the same general area. Cabin Wreck site, near Sebastian, Florida.

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This Day in Fleet History

July 14, 2018 | 0

The crew of the salvage vessel “Defiance” find a large rosary composed of a six-inch by nine-inch medallion-and-chain cross with sixty inches of heavy gold chain at the Douglass Beach wreck site in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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This Day In Fleet History

July 6, 2018 | 0

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

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July 2018 Treasure of the Month

July 1, 2018 | 1

For this month’s featured treasure we go back in time three years to July, 2015 and the Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet (July 30-31, 2015). During the week leading up to the anniversary, there was another historic event occurring.  A few miles north of Vero Beach at a location […]

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This Day in Fleet History

June 18, 2018 | 0

June 17 – 19,  1973. The fourth major Real Eight auction offered 609 Lots of silver and gold coins plus 58 Lots of artifacts at Sotheby’s Parke Bernet sale in New York City.

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