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This Day in Fleet History – June 1st, 2003

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The crew of the Half Reale salvage vessel finds an ornate solid gold “jewelry box” containing a seven-emerald gold cross, a large woven gold chain and two gold-and -emerald rings. Cabin Wreck near Sebastian, Florida.

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This Day in Fleet History – May 24, 1964

May 24, 2020 | 0

Mel Fisher finds the famous “carpet of gold”…..1,033 gold coins recovered at the Douglass Beach wreck site, Ft. Pierce, Florida.

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This Day in Fleet History – May 12, 1962

May 12, 2020 | 0

The first auction of Real Eight treasure coins is presented by Henry Christensen in Hoboken, New Jersey. Lot #282, a full date 1712 Mexico eight reales, has the distinction of being the first Mexican Real Eight coin ever auctioned.

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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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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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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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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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