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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

Last week, representatives of the 1715 Fleet Society spoke on the subject of the upcoming 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet at the DoubleTree Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida. As previously outlined in our newsletter item of Friday, October 31, 2014, this presentation was one of several lectures sponsored by Daniel

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DATELINE: Tallahassee, Florida

Today, representatives of the Florida United Numismatists, the 1715 Fleet Society and the Florida Department of State, Bureau of Archaeological Research conducted a phone conference to finalize plans for a major Exhibit of state owned 1715 Fleet related material at the FUN Show in Orlando, Florida in January of 2015. Bob Hurst, Vice President of

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida

Representatives of the 1715 Fleet Society will be speaking on the subject of the upcoming 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet at the DoubleTree Hotel Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm. This presentation will be one of several lectures sponsored by Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

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DATELINE: Pittsburgh, PA

Website Update: We’re in the final stages of the new 1715FleetSociety.com website redesign. All the content you’ve come to love from the original has been transferred to the new. We believe the new site will bring a fresh look to all the amazing imagery of coins and treasure archived on this site throughout the years.

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DATELINE: Monroeville, PA

The 1715 Fleet Society will be sponsoring an educational exhibit featuring treasures and artifacts from the 1715 Fleet and other shipwrecks at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Coin Show, October 23 – 25, 2014. The Fleet Society’s mission, in part, is to promote public awareness through education regarding the upcoming 300th Anniversary of the 1715

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DATELINE: Washington, PA

Work continues on the redesigning of the 1715 Fleet Society website. This project has taken several months to complete. Due to the amount of material and the complexities of the original website, extra time and effort has been devoted to completing the project in the near future. Fleet Society Directors recently had an opportunity to

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DATELINE: Sidney, Ohio

The Fleet Society would like to thank Paul Gilkes, Coin World Staff, for writing a most comprehensive article regarding the upcoming Tercentennial Commemoration of the loss of the 1715 Fleet. Published in Coin World (located in Sidney, Ohio) on September 15, 2014, this article contains a summary of events currently planned during Commemoration Week (July

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DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida

Call for Papers On July 28 – 29, 2015, the 1715 Fleet Society will sponsor a symposium at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida. Whilst July of 2015 will mark the 300th anniversary of the loss of the Fleet, 2015 will also represent the beginning of the 6th decade of modern study

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

The new 1715FleetSociety.com website is nearly complete. The homepage and internal page designs have been completed and coded. Content from the existing site has been transferred to the new site as well. We’re just a few days away from a beta demo to test the site and make sure there are no kinks remaining. Once

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DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida

Last week the Fleet Society received a phone call from Pam Cooper, Supervisor of the Archive Center & Genealogy Department, Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach, Florida. Pam suggested that the Fleet Society work with the Library to coordinate an event for July 31, 2015. Fleet Society Director, Ernie Richards, will be working with

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DATELINE: West Palm Beach, Florida

1715: Two hundred ninety-nine years ago today, thousands of Spanish colonists awoke to find themselves in a horrific situation; they had survived the overnight tempest which beset the fleet in which they traveled. The surf on the east coast of “La Florida” was churning up wreckage, cargo, personal belongings, and nearly 1,000 human carcasses along

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DATELINE: Sebastian, Florida

Hello friends. Well, here we are one year away from the 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet. It is hard to believe that this event is a mere twelve months away. When the Fleet Society was started in 2008, this anniversary seemed far in the future. Where has the time gone? Work

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

Development continues on the re-design of the 1715FleetSociety.com website. We have completed the initial design and are currently adding code for major functionalities of the home page, sub pages, and the article archives. Again, during the development period, the existing site will remain accessible to all. We look forward to serving the readers of the

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

OrgSpring, a Pittsburgh based web design and development firm, is honored to be working on updating the design of the 1715FleetSociety.com website. The new site will feature an updated look, while still maintaining the excellent content and charm of the original. We’ll also be adding several new features to make the site more accessible to

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DATELINE: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Recently we received a press release from Douglas Mudd, Curator, Edward C. Rochette Money Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado, regarding their new exhibit called “Treasures of the Deep: Galleons, Storms and Archaeology”. The exhibit, which opens June 5th, tells the story of the world’s greatest ship wrecks, the treasures they carried and the efforts to preserve

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

The Fleet Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those individuals who have contacted us offering their help and support regarding the upcoming 1715 Fleet Commemoration in July of 2015. This list is by no means all inclusive. But, because of all the e-mails and phone calls we have received, we

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DATELINE: Washington, Pa

In less than two months we will be one year away from the 300th anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet. As visitors to this website already know the Fleet Society is working on an agenda of events for next years commemoration. We have received many calls and e mails from individuals offering to

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DATELINE: Fort Pierce, Florida

A few miles south of here on May 24th, 1964 one of the greatest discoveries in the history of 1715 Fleet recovery was made. Mel Fisher, and his crew, uncovered a carpet of gold the likes of which “modern man had probably never seen before” (according to Real Eight Company founder Kip Wagner). Over 1,033

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DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

In an effort to keep everyone instantly informed regarding events being planned for the upcoming commemoration in July of 2015, the Fleet Society is putting together a select list of e-mail addresses belonging to individuals who have expressed interest in this regard.  We have assembled this list from a number of sources.  I have already

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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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