1715 Fleet Society Archive

The Real 8 Collection

DATELINE: Sebastian Inlet Marina, August 25, 1997

August 21, 2017 | 3

This Friday, August 25, will mark a special anniversary of sorts. On this day in 1997, members of the Real Eight Company got together for their last public appearance. The occasion was the production of a historical documentary on the 1715 Fleet produced for the Arts and Entertainment Network. Filming was done at the Sebastian […]

Read More

Real Eight Company Collection of Gold Cobs

November 6, 2011 | 6

The modern day hunt for the 1715 Treasure Fleet began in the 1950’s, when a retired Florida contractor wondered why gold and silver kept washing up on a Florida beach near his home. Kip Wagner used to go beach-combing along the Florida coast looking for decorative pieces of driftwood. What he found, instead, was treasure. […]

Read More

History of the Real Eight Company Through Documents and Letters

November 6, 2011 | 14

  No history of the 1715 Fleet would be complete without mentioning the Real Eight Company and the men that formed this group. The Real Eight contribution to the discovery and recovery of the valuable historical coins and artifacts that made up the Treasure Fleet cannot be understated. Much of what we have learned about […]

Read More

Pieces of 8 Newsletter – 1971

May 1, 2011 | 0

February 1971 Pieces of 8 Newsletter. An original copy of this newsletter is extremely rare. These were published by the Real 8 Company for a very brief period of time and consequently few surviving copies are known to exist. Our thanks to Frank Noga, Eastlake Ohio, for sharing his copy with us.

Read More


Regular updates from the 1715 Fleet Society.

Treasure of the Month

Past and current featured treasures.

All Archives

Presentations, videos, documents, photo galleries, and more.