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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida – FUN Show Wrap Up

Today was the last day of the FUN show, and we had a blast being at the show. We had many visitors to the table, one of whom is the youngest 1715 Fleet Society supporter. At age 7, Mora, daughter of Augi Garcia of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, visited our table with her father. She was sporting

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DATELINE: Treasure Coast, Florida – Special Rates Available

If you are planning to travel to the Treasure Coast for the upcoming commemoration, you should consider booking your reservations at the following two resort/hotels:   Sebastian Area If you wish to stay in the Sebastian area you might consider Capt. Hiram’s in Sebastian, which is offering a $99 rate if you mention the 1715 Fleet.

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300th Anniversary Conference Correction

Please note a change to the conference information now posted on  the 300th Anniversary Conference event page: The conference was previously listed on our calendar as being organized by the Vero Beach Museum of Art. That was incorrect. The event location is the Vero Beach Museum of art, but the event is being organized by the 1715 Fleet Society.

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DATELINE: Washington, PA – Commemorative Replica Pricing

The price for the 1715 Fleet Commemorative Replica has been set at $30 each, and you can purchase the bundle set containing all three replicas for $80 – a $10 discount! The commemorative replicas will be unveiled and made available for sale at the FUN show in Orlando on July 9 – 11, 2015. The

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DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida – 1715 Fleet Society to Bury Time Capsule

To commemorate the upcoming 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet, the Fleet Society has purchased a Time Capsule which will be buried on Friday, July 31, 2015.  Vero Beach has been chosen as the venue for the final resting place of the 1715 Fleet Society Time Capsule.  The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, Tourism

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Dateline: Washington, PA – 1715 Fleet Commemoration Update

There are a few updates to the 1715 Commemoration events schedules, which we’ve posted here below, and on the individual event pages.  We’ve also attached a copy of the menu for the 1715 Commemoration Banquet and the menu for the 1715 Commemoration Conference. Tickets for both events are still available, but selling fast, so please

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Dateline: Vero Beach, Florida – 300th Anniversary Conference Agenda

By popular request, we’re posting below a copy of the agenda for the 300th Anniversary Conference on the 1715 Plate Fleet. The conference will be held on July 28th and July 29, 2015 at the Leonhardt Auditorium, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida. There are numerous presentations over the course of the 2-day Conference,

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1715 Treasure Fleet Commemoration Week Tickets for Conference and Banquet

Hello Fleet enthusiasts, this is Craig – I’m the web admin for the new Ben asked me to send a quick note to everyone letting you know that 1715 Treasure Fleet Commemoration Week Tickets for the 300th Anniversary Commemoration Conference and Banquet are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased directly from this site for

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DATELINE: Washington, PA – Setting the Record Straight

Over the last several years, the 1715 Fleet Society and representatives of Florida United Numismatists worked with the State of Florida’s Bureau of Archaeological Research to organize an exhibit featuring the State of Florida’s collection of 1715 Fleet artifacts. The plan was to have the exhibit in the year 2015 which would mark the 300th

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1715 Fleet Treasure Chest

Dateline: Melbourne, Florida – The 1715 Fleet Treasure Chest

Recently, John de Bry, Director of the Center for Historical Archaeology and a 1715 Fleet Society contributor, sent us this incredible photograph which is being shown here publicly for the first time. It depicts a 1715 Fleet treasure chest being recovered from the Cabin Wreck site in 1967. What is unique about this image is

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DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida – 1715 Fleet Commemoration Week Updates

1715 Fleet Commemoration Week Updates Indian River County Main Library announces new schedule for the 1715 Fleet Commemoration Week events. Indian River County Main Library, through the efforts of Pam Cooper, Supervisor of the Archive Center and Genealogy Department, has been very pro-active in scheduling events during Commemoration Week, July 26, 2015 to August 2,

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