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Cuba Conference Update – August 2, 2019

August 3, 2019 | 0

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 […]

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This Day in Fleet History – July 31, 1715

July 31, 2019 | 0

304th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet.

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August 2019 Treasure of the Month

July 30, 2019 | 0

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 […]

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

July 30, 2019 | 0

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.

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This Day in History – July 24, 1965

July 24, 2019 | 0

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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Bruce Ward

Bruce Ward Estate Update – July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019 | 0

As an update to my June 12, 2019 post on the Bruce Ward Estate, here are images of coins that will be for sale in an upcoming auction. As of yet, we do not have an exact date for the sale. But for further information in this regard contact Cargile Auctions, Searcy, Arkansas, the company […]

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This Day in Fleet History – July 14, 1993

July 14, 2019 | 0

The crew of the salvage vessel Defiance finds a large rosary composed of a six-inch by nine-inch medallion-and-chain cross 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 6, 2019 | 0

July 6, 1993 The crew of the salvage vessel Pandion finds what is believed to be the fabled “Queen’s Jewels” at the Cabin Wreck site near Sebastian, Florida.

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July 2019 Treasure of the Month

June 29, 2019 | 0

Our Treasure of the Month for July is a free-blown utility bottle of the type used on sailing ships for the very practical purpose of storing or transporting liquid material such as wine, rum or brandy. For increased stability on rough seas, the bottles were fashioned with a wide bottom to prevent toppling over. Their […]

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June 26th, 1967 – This Day in Fleet History

June 26, 2019 | 0

June 26, 1967. Real Eight Company divers find a nearly intact treasure chest containing silver coins. A similar chest was previously found in 1965, both at the Cabin Wreck site, near Sebastian, Florida.

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Please Vote Don Kagin and Tom Uram

June 22, 2019 | 0

Many of our members and website visitors are also members of the American Numismatic Society (ANA). The ANA is holding an election for officers who will be installed at the ANA’s 128th Anniversary Convention in Chicago on August 16, 2019. If you have not yet voted (voting ends on June 30) we urge you to support […]

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Bruce Ward

Bruce Ward Estate Update – June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 | 2

As a follow up to my April 30th, 2019 post regarding the Bruce Ward Estate, I managed to receive a small sampling of the coins that will become available in the upcoming auction of Estate Fleet items. The auction itself has not yet been scheduled, but it is anticipated to take place within the next […]

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