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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

Today marks the third anniversary of the launching of the 1715 Fleet Society website.  At this time we would like to thank all of those individuals who have been kind enough to support us with articles, images, archival information and technical support. The next year promises to be very exciting.  In a little over a

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DATELINE: Sebastian, Florida

As a follow up to our newsletter item of March 28, 2014, the official 1715 Fleet Banquet commemorating the Anniversary of the 1715 Fleet will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Inn at Captain Hiram’s.  Captain Hiram’s facility is located on the Sebastian River at 1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian, Florida, 32958.

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DATELINE: Sebastian, Florida

With less than 500 days remaining until July 31, 2015, we here at the Fleet Society are busy organizing events, lodging, a banquet and other activities in conjunction with the upcoming 1715 Fleet Anniversary.  So far we have a Symposium planned for July 28 & 29, 2015 to be held in the auditorium of the

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DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida

Recently Mike Brown represented the 1715 Fleet Society at the Treasure Coast Coin Club’s annual banquet on March 11, 2014. His topic was a brief history of the 1715 Fleet followed by questions and answers. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Treasure Coast Coin Club. By all accounts those in attendance enjoyed

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

Now available through this website is the 2015 Commemorative Calendar featuring treasures of the 1715 Fleet. This quality publication is loaded with high definition images taken from our own 1715 Fleet Photo Gallery. Initially offered for sale at the recent FUN Show in Orlando, this calendar was a huge hit. This is a limited edition

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

This is a post script to the post FUN Show update that I reported on January 16, 2014.  The following group of pictures were taken at the FUN Show between January 9 – 12, 2014. These images depict some of the display items that were exhibited at our table. Close up view of replica gold

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DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida

This is a personal post FUN Show update from Ben Costello, 1715 Fleet Society. This was the third year that the 1715 Fleet Society hosted an informational table at the recent FUN Show in Orlando, Florida (January 9 – 12, 2014).  Like last year, we had many visitors who obtained informational literature about the Fleet

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DATELINE: Washington, PA

In our last posting of December 24th we promised that a big announcement regarding another item that we had just finished producing would be forthcoming. The Fleet Society has just finished publishing a 2015 Commemorative Calendar called “Treasures of the 1715 Fleet”.  This special limited edition calendar will be available in January 2014. The calendar

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DATELINE: Washington, Pa

Tomorrow is Christmas and we at the 1715 Fleet Society would like to wish all of our friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  It is hard to believe but the 300th anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet is only 583 days away. Seems like only yesterday that

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DATELINE: Colorado Springs, Colorado

As many of you already know, the ANA (American Numismatic Association) publishes a monthly magazine for its members called The Numismatist.  Each month the magazine features a cover story. Some time ago The 1715 Fleet Society contacted the ANA and requested that they consider featuring the 300th Anniversary of the 1715 Fleet disaster as its

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DATELINE: Charleston, South Carolina

Personal Note from Ben Costello: Today I am in the beautiful and historic town of Charleston, South Carolina.  My trip here is mainly business, but I have had some time to do shipwreck research.  Not 1715 Fleet research but research on another shipwreck equally historic and ironically approaching a milestone anniversary.  I am referring to

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DATELINE: Washington, PA

Our last newsletter of October 19th discussed our ongoing efforts to post recently acquired rare historical documents. A substantial portion of what we received consisted of newspaper articles. In order to post these articles it is necessary for us to obtain permission from the newspapers that published the articles. Regrettably this process is slow and

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DATELINE: Washington PA

As an update to our last newsletter item of September 27th work continues on the posting of recently acquired rare historical documents. Some of the documents / articles that we received require copyright clearance which has slowed us down a bit but, the good news is that a number of authors contacted by the 1715

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DATELINE: Washington, PA

As an update to our last newsletter item of September 5th we have begun posting some of the recently acquired rare historical documents that we referenced in our newsletter item of August 27th. We are rearranging our Archives Page and have added a new section regarding the history of the Real Eight Company. It has

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DATELINE: Washington, PA

As an update to our last newsletter item of August 27th we have copied and downloaded all of the rare historical documents provided to us by Frank Noga of Eastlake, Ohio. We are processing this information and anticipate that we will be posting some of this material in the near future. For the convenience of

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

As an update to our last Newsletter item of August 14th progress is being made to copy the cache of rare Fleet related historical documents provided to us by Frank Noga of Eastlake, Ohio. While going through this material we were astounded by how much information was contained in the material provided. Right now we

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DATELINE: Eastlake, Ohio

Flash! The Fleet Society is happy to announce that it has recently been provided with a “treasure trove” of fleet related documents including letters, articles, newspaper clippings and photos, courtesy of our old friend and Fleet Society supporter Frank Noga of Eastlake, Ohio. This rare archival material is part of Frank’s personal collection obtained directly

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DATELINE: Treasure Coast, Florida

Fleet Day 2013 Today marks the 298th anniversary of the 1715 Fleet Disaster. In commemorating this event we must always be mindful of the human tragedy that underlines the history and archaeology we so eagerly study. In two years many of us will be gathered at Florida’s treasure coast to pay respectful homage to the

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DATELINE: Port Canaveral, Florida

The new Welcome Center at Port Canaveral will be featuring a painting that was previously commissioned by the 1715 Fleet Society.  “The Day After” by artist Ralph Curnow, 2008 The painting called “The Day After” by artist Ralph Curnow features the wreckage and destruction which followed the devastation of the 1715 Fleet as a result

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DATELINE: Florida’s Treasure Coast, near Sebastian, Florida

Today we received this very interesting article regarding Florida’s Treasure Coast and the McLarty Treasure Museum. Published by VIVA FLORIDA 500, the article is a short summary of the efforts made by historians, archaeologists and others to recover and catalog the extensive treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet destroyed by a hurricane on July 31st, 1715. Much

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