Kip Wagner (1906 – 1972) was instrumental in the formation of the team that later became the Real Eight Company and one of the greatest salvage groups that ever explored the 1715 Fleet wrecks. He ... and his crew (later the Also referred to occasionally as “The Real 8 Company”- was incorporated in 1961. It had eight members….Kip Wagner, Kip Kelso, Dan Thompson, Harry Cannon, Lou Ullian, Del Long, Erv Taylor and Lis...) record the largest find of coins from the 1715 Fleet up to that time. On this date, several thousand silver coins were recovered from the Cabin Wreck site near Sebastian, Florida. Many of the coins were fused together in large aggregates between 1,500 – 2,000 coins and weighing in excess of seventy five pounds.