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Ben Costello

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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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May 10th, 1961 – This Day in Fleet History

May 10, 2019 | 0

May 10, 1961 Articles of Incorporation filed by the Real Eight Company.

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May 1st, 1965 – This Day in Fleet History

May 1, 2019 | 0

May 1, 1965 The Real Eight Company opens their “Museum of Sunken Treasure” in Satellite Beach, Florida. The museum was later removed to a larger facility in Cape Canaveral in 1968.

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Bruce Ward

Bruce Ward Estate Update

April 30, 2019 | 1

As a follow up to the recent post regarding the death of Bruce Ward, I have been given permission to provide the following additional information. The auction house handling the estate is  Cargile Auctions, Searcy, Arkansas. They have a post listed about the Bruce Ward Estate which provides some details about what the estate consists […]

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