Recently I received these vintage photographs from the personal collection of Fleet Society member John de Bry. These photos capture a truly memorable event from 1988. It was in July of that year that HRD (Historical Research and Development), a group lead by Mo Molinar and John de Bry, made a historic discovery of 110 gold eight escudos at the Douglass Beach A place where one of the ships from the 1715 Fleet wrecked. Includes the beach and the water in the vicinity of the wreck. near Fort Pierce, Florida.
Image #1 above shows John de Bry, Tommy Gore, Mo Molinar and friends proudly displaying their recovery.
Image #2 is John de Bry and friend examining a large group of eight escudos.
Image #3 is another image of John de Bry, Mo Molinar and friends with their find.
This July will be the 30th anniversary of the great HRD find of 1988.