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Ben Costello

In Memoriam – Demostenes Molinar

November 6, 2011 | 2

DEMOSTENES “MO”MOLINAR 15 June 1932—23 April 2011 Shipwreck Treasure Legend The shipwreck salvage community was devastated by the news on April 24th that our Dear Friend and Idol, Mo, had died suddenly, at home, the day before. It is almost inexpressible — the sinking hollowness that this jingling on the e-mail grapevine brought to us. […]

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In Memoriam – Delphine “Del” Long

November 6, 2011 | 0

DELPHINE “DEL” LONG d. 4 May 2011 at age 87 Del Long was one of those whom I call the “Gentlemen Divers”—the Real Eight Corporation. He was born in South Carolina but came to Florida as an infant, growing up in Grant, which is just north of Sebastian. He moved to Melbourne in 1980. But, […]

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Karl H. Goodpaster Slide Presentation

November 6, 2011 | 0

Karl H. Goodpaster was a conservator for the Real Eight Company. In the 1960’s he developed a presentation that included a slide show. What follows is that presentation including his slides which have been digitally enhanced and reformatted for greater clarity. Along with the photographs is the actual written presentation that Mr. Goodpaster wrote. The […]

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Lou Ullian Interview

November 5, 2011 | 0

What follows is an interview of Lou Ullian, original Real Eight member, conducted by Dan Sedwick on July 27, 2007. It is indeed fortunate that Dan had the opportunity (and foresight) to interview Lou when he did. Lou passed away on May 16th 2010 leaving many saddened friends. The treasure community has lost many significant […]

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida

November 3, 2011 | 0

On January 5th 2012 the Florida United Numismatists will kick off it’s 57th Annual Convention at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida. The 1715 Fleet Society has arranged for an informational booth to be located at the show. Information will be available concerning our efforts and our plans for commemorating the anniversary of the […]

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November 2, 2011 | 0

We are pleased to announce that the 1715 Fleet Society has partnered with Viva Florida 500. Viva Florida 500 is dedicated to Florida’s rich and diverse cultural history and the celebration of that history taking place throughout 2013. In 2013 Florida will be celebrating it’s 500th anniversary. Interestingly enough in addition to the 300th anniversary of the […]

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November 2011 Treasure of the Month

November 1, 2011 | Comments Off on November 2011 Treasure of the Month

November’s Treasure of the Month is a three-coin trio of 1715 eight reales, which graced the cover of the 100th Issue Milestone Edition of the PLVS VLTRA Newsletter. These coins are all nicely dated 1715 specimens. Note that each coin has a nearly full OMJ, with much of the obverse shield showing. Fully dated 1715 […]

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The John de Bry Collection

October 3, 2011 | 3

Our photo gallery depicts some of the highest quality images of treasures recovered from Spanish galleons lost in Florida waters. These photos were taken by Dr. John de Bry, who is director of the non-profit Center for Historical Archaeology in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. de Bry has extensive experience in photographing artifacts recovered from Spanish shipwrecks.

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