1715 Fleet Society Archive

Meredith Hoppe

DATELINE: Chicago, Illinois
Fleet Society to Initiate New Clothing Line

January 23, 2020 | 0

For those of you who visited our table at the FUN Show two weeks ago you may have noticed some newly designed Fleet Society clothing. We took this opportunity to introduce a new clothing line that we were considering. We concluded that the FUN Show might be a good venue to show off some of […]

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December 24, 2019 DATELINE: North Pole

December 24, 2019 | 0

On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the Fleet Society, we would like to wish all of our members, supporters and website visitors a very Merry Christmas. Ben Costello, Director.

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This Day in Fleet History

February 26, 2019 | 0

February 26th, 1972 Kip Wagner, founder of the Real Eight Company and largely responsible for the modern day recovery of the treasures of the 1715 Fleet, dies at the age of 66.

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This Day in Fleet History

February 17, 2019 | 0

February 17th – 19th 1977. The final major sale of 1715 Fleet gold (328 gold coins in  all), takes place at the Bowers and Ruddy Galleries in Los Angeles.

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This Day in Fleet History

July 31, 2018 | 0

303rd Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet.

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This Day in Fleet History

June 26, 2018 | 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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This Day in Fleet History

June 18, 2018 | 0

The “Tricentennial Royal” and over 50 other gold coins are found by the Schmitt Family near Fort Pierce, Florida.

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This Day in Fleet History

June 8, 2018 | 0

During the War of Spanish Succession a British Captain ambushes a Spanish Treasure Fleet. During the engagement the Spanish vessel San Jose was sunk off the coast of Cartagena, Columbia. The ship was laden with gold, silver and emeralds with a current value of $17 billion dollars.

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