In 2011 we began writing the history of the Real 8 Company using contemporaneous letters, pictures and documents. Over the years we have continued to update the history with additional information as that information was acquired. Recently, we added new material to our Real Eight story which we encourage you to access. Specifically, this new information pertains to that portion of the Real Eight story dealing with the early research efforts of 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 ... More and Kip Kelso. Also, new pictures and updated information regarding 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... More museums (there were two, the first one was located in Satellite Beach and later moved to Cape Canaveral) have been added. These updates on the history of the Real Eight can be found at the link below, and on our Archives Page, under “Real Eight Collection.”
We expect to continue adding new archival information to the Real Eight story in the next several weeks. As we do, we will post updates.
Ben Costello, Director.