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This Day in Fleet History – May 10, 1961

May 10, 2020 | 0

Articles of Incorporation filed by the Real Eight Company.

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Cobb Coin Company vs. The Unidentified, Wrecked and Abandoned Sailing Vessel, etc.(1982)

May 6, 2020 | 0

Finding myself “sheltered in place” for the last 7 weeks has allowed me the rare opportunity to devote many uninterrupted hours to reviewing archival material that I have gathered over the years. I have always dreamed of having the time to do that and, with the unfortunate circumstances of the pandemic, I now have that […]

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History of the Real Eight Through Documents and Letters Updated

May 6, 2020 | 0

In 2011 we began writing the history of the Real 8 Company using contemporaneous letters, pictures and documents. Over the years we have continued to update the history with additional information as that information was acquired. Recently, we added new material to our Real Eight story which we encourage you to access. Specifically, this new […]

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This Day in Fleet History – May 6, 1715

May 6, 2020 | 0

Ubilla’s Nueva España Fleet clears Vera Cruz harbor for a month long sail to Havana.

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This Day in Fleet History – May 1st, 1965

May 1, 2020 | 0

Real Eight Company opens its first museum, “The Gallery of Spanish Treasure” in Satellite Beach, Florida.

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May 2020 Treasure of the Month

April 30, 2020 | 1

Our featured Treasure of the Month for May is this nifty 12 coin aggregate (informally referred to as a “clump”) consisting of silver reales from the Spanish colonial mint at Mexico City. The clump has dimensions of approximately 3 inches long by 2 inches high by 1+1/4 inches wide and weighs in at 340.1 grams. […]

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This Day in Fleet History – April 30th, 1965

April 30, 2020 | 0

Opening reception for the Real Eight Company’s first museum at the First National Bank in Satellite Beach, Florida

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April 24th, 2020. One Person’s Brush With History

April 24, 2020 | 0

The other day, I received an e mail from Dr. Guy Rowinski who related to me a very interesting story about a life changing event that he experienced as a young man visiting Florida in 1969. Here is his story in his own words: “I was a classmate at a university in Ohio with the […]

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April 14th, 2020: Good Friday in Western Pennsylvania

April 14, 2020 | 0

Here is an image of my front yard a few days ago on Good Friday. The weather in this part of the country can be extremely variable as can be seen in this scene. A few days before this picture was taken it was 70 degrees. Next week I will be mowing the lawn. But, […]

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This Day in Fleet History – April 11th, 1713

April 11, 2020 | 0

The Treaty of Ultrecht formally concludes hostilities between Spain and Britain, thus permitting the treasure fleets to sail again.

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1715 Fleet Society Website Analytics

April 8, 2020 | 4

Greetings 1715 Fleet Society members and enthusiasts! This is Craig Grella, web admin. Ben Costello asked me to send a quick note with the updated website analytics. I’ve been managing the technical aspects of the website for just over five years now and it’s been amazing to see how the site has grown in that […]

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April 2020 Treasure of the Month

March 30, 2020 | 1

The Treasure of the Month for April is this small group of gold Mexico eight escudos from the State of Florida Collection. What makes this group so special is the very odd shape portrayed in each coin. While odd and unusual shapes are not uncommon in coins from the Mexico City mint, these examples are […]

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