As an update to our last newsletter item of August 27th we have copied and downloaded all of the rare historical documents provided to us by Frank Noga of Eastlake, Ohio.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 […]
As an update to our last Newsletter item of August 14th progress is being made to copy the cache of rare Fleet related historical documents provided to us by Frank Noga of Eastlake, Ohio.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
News of last Saturday’s discovery of 48 gold coins from the 1715 Fleet wreck site near Sebastian has sparked renewed interest in this unfortunate maritime disaster. This event has also promoted public awareness of the upcoming 300th anniversary of the sinking of this doomed fleet. Promoting public awareness of this event is one of the […]
If you find yourself traveling along the East coast of Florida this summer you might want to stop in Sebastian, Florida and pay a visit to the McLarty Treasure Museum. The Museum is located at Sebastian Inlet State Park between Melbourne Beach and Vero Beach, Florida. It is a National Historic Landmark built on the […]
The Fleet Society is pleased to announce that it’s website is now linked to COINWeek. Please see our previous posting of March 15, 2013 for details. For more information about our posting on COINWeek click here. Also please see the new addition to our Archives…, The Real Eight Company Collection of Gold Cobs. This is […]
Today marks the second anniversary of the introduction of the 1715 Fleet Society website. Last year we highlighted our accomplishments during our first year. Since then our Research Collection of Mexican and Peruvian cobs has almost doubled. As promised we continue to work towards publishing a Collectors Guide with special attention to the proper grading […]
If you have not had a chance to check out our Research Collection lately you might want to take a look. Recently we added a number of new coins to our collection. The Research Collection is intended to be a source of information for 1715 Fleet cob collectors. If you have any coins that you […]
Author Douglas R. Armstrong has published yet another wonderful book that is a must read for all 1715 Fleet historians. “The Winter Beach Salvage Camp” outlines the report prepared by Mr. Armstrong for Florida’s Bureau of Archaeological Research regarding a salvage camp which he located and cataloged. The book is illustrated and is extremely interesting. […]
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