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This Day in Fleet History – July 31st, 1715

July 31, 2020 | 0

305th anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet.

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This Day in Fleet History – July 30-31, 2015

July 30, 2020 | 0

The Tricentennial Hoard, consisting of over 352 gold coins of all denominations, is found by Queens Jewels, LLC. The recovery was at the Corrigan’s Beach Wreck site, north of Vero Beach, Florida

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This Day in Fleet History – July 24, 1965

July 24, 2020 | 0

The Real Eight Company  finds a rare, almost intact treasure chest containing silver coins. It was the first such chest to be discovered. A second chest was found two years later. Both chests were found at the Cabin Wreck site, near Sebastian, Florida.

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History of 1715 Fleet Certificates of Authenticity

July 20, 2020 | 0

Recently I received a copy of the latest publication produced by Rob Westrick of New Iberia, Louisiana. Rob is a marine archaeologist with 30 years of experience working the 1715 Fleet wreck sites. Rob has published a number of books and articles on the 1715 Fleet as well as other historic shipwrecks. Rob’s latest effort […]

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This Day in Fleet History – July 14, 1985

July 14, 2020 | 0

The crew of the salvage vessel Defiance finds a large rosary with sixty inches of heavy gold chain. Douglass Beach Wreck site, Fort Pierce, Florida

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This Day in Fleet History – July 6, 1993

July 7, 2020 | 0

The crew of the salvage vessel Pandion finds what is believed to be the fabled “Queens Jewels” at the Cabin Wreck site near Sebastian, Florida.

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The Research of Stephen M. Workman

July 6, 2020 | 0

The Fleet Society is pleased to introduce our newest member, Stephen M. Workman, Commander, USN (Ret.), of Melbourne, Florida. Following his naval career Commander Workman earned a MA in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology and a PhD in Coastal Resources Management from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. While at ECU he was a […]

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July 2020 Treasure of the Month

June 29, 2020 | 0

Our featured treasure for July is a small but extremely deadly item used by the Spanish and often found on 1715 Fleet wreck sites. Used in close combat, the split shot was an early form of anti-personnel projectile. Made of lead, the split shot looks like a musket ball that has been cut in half […]

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This Day in Fleet History – June 29th, 1968

June 29, 2020 | 0

The Real Eight Museum of Sunken Treasure officially opens in Cape Canaveral at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 1968.

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This Day in Fleet History – June 26th, 1967

June 26, 2020 | 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 17, 2015

June 17, 2020 | 0

The Tricentennial Royal (dated 1715) and over 50 other gold coins are found by the Schmitt family near Fort Pierce, Florida.

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The Passing of Dr. Eugene Lyon

June 16, 2020 | 0

Here is an article written by Fleet Society member Allen Balogh (#37) regarding the recent death of Dr. Eugene Lyon. Many thanks to Allen for sending us this story for posting on our site. Homer’s Twin Brother The Passing of Dr. Eugene Lyon Historian, Scholar, Gentleman By Allen Balogh In 1970, a University of Florida […]

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