The Fleet Society is pleased to announce the addition of two distinguished colleagues as the newest members of our Board of Directors, Dr. John de Bry and John Pullin. Dr. John de Bry Dr. John de Bry is a paleographer specializing in sixteenth through eighteenth-century French, Spanish and English manuscripts. He has conducted extensive […]
The only ship of the 1715 Fleet to survive, the French frigate Grifon, arrives in Brest, France unaware of the Fleet disaster.
Our Treasure of the Month for September is this intriguing little 6.9 gram artifact recently recovered (August 10, 2019) near the Corrigan’s Beach Wreck site north of Vero Beach. This tiny item is a 1/8 inch thick, 3/4 inch square bronze scale weight that features markings on it. One of the most defined markings is […]
As a follow up to our post of August 25 (Fleet Society Enrolls 99th Member) we are proud to announce that we have just welcomed our 100th member. There will be a special post in the near future featuring our mystery member as we begin our next milestone of 200 members worldwide (we hope).
Recently, the Fleet Society welcomed its 99th member. We are 1 member away from reaching a milestone………100 members! Membership in the Society was opened to the public in November, 2014. Now, here we are, just 1 member away from 100, which tells us a lot about our Society and the popularity of all things Fleet […]
One of my ongoing projects as a Director of the Fleet Society is to catalogue the many archival documents that I have acquired over the years. Although I enjoy this aspect of my job very much, I find that the responsibilities of my full time job often interfere with cataloguing duties. But, when I do […]
We recently received an e mail from Bill Black (Fleet Society member # 93) who informed us of a recent recovery of 1715 Fleet coins and artifacts from the Cabin Wreck site near Sebastian, Florida. His salvage vessel is the C31 “Carib”. The captain is Kym Ferrel and the crew consists of Mike Penninger, Jeff […]
The Fleet Society has been quietly moving forward with our planned Conference in Cuba scheduled for March, 2020. Here is an update from Dana Reed who is making the arrangements through his Tampa based company, ASC International USA. Also, the Conference agenda is in its final stage and should be available soon along with the […]
304th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet.
Our Treasure of the Month for August is this group of coins and artifacts recently liberated from Neptune’s grasp in late June 2019. The “liberator” of these items was none other than Eric Schmitt, a well-known diver, credited with finding the famed “Tricentennial Royal” in June 2015. This particular coin was featured as our Treasure of the […]
The Tricentennial Hoard consisting of over 352 gold coins of all denominations is found by Queens Jewels, LLC. Corrigan’s Beach Wreck site, North of Vero Beach, Florida.
The Real Eight Company finds a rare, almost in-tact, treasure chest containing silver coins. It was the first such chest to be discovered. Cabin Wreck site near Sebastian, Florida.
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