Lou Ullian Personal Collection of Treasure Photographs

The following photographs are from the personal collection of the late Lou Ullian, one of the original members of the Real 8 Company. These images depict artifacts, coins and other treasures found by the Real 8 Company in the 1960’s. Regrettably, the photographic quality is somewhat poor. However, this is often the case when dealing with archival material.

Sadly, Lou passed away in 2010. However, a few years prior to his death he gave these photographs to Frank Noga of Eastlake, Ohio, a frequent contributor to this website. Each photograph has a handwritten note on the back personally signed by Lou Ullian describing what each image represents. We have reproduced the description exactly as it is set forth on each image. Photos courtesy of Frank Noga.

Silver plate (pewter?) - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Silver plate (pewter?) – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Part of display in "Museum of Sunken Treasure" Cape Canaveral, Florida. All 1715 Fleet material.

Part of display in “Museum of Sunken Treasure” Cape Canaveral, Florida. All 1715 Fleet material.

Bar Shot and Cannonball - 1715 - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Bar Shot and Cannonball – 1715 – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Coin clump - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Coin clump – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Ballast stones concreted together - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Ballast stones concreted together – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Pottery shards and conglomerate - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck.

Pottery shards and conglomerate – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck.

Timber - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Timber – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Nested weight set - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Nested weight set – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Mortar and pestle - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Mortar and pestle – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Brass dividers and wooden dead eyes? - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Brass dividers and wooden dead eyes? – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Gold disc, gold splash and eight escudos - 1715 Fleet - 1960's.

Gold disc, gold splash and eight escudos – 1715 Fleet – 1960’s.

Dragon chain and whistle found by Rex Stocker - 1715 Fleet beach find, 1960's.

Dragon chain and whistle found by Rex Stocker – 1715 Fleet beach find, 1960’s.

Dragon chain and whistle found by Rex Stocker - 1715 Fleet beach find, 1960's.

Dragon chain and whistle found by Rex Stocker – 1715 Fleet beach find, 1960’s.

Silver forks and candle base parts - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Silver forks and candle base parts – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Kang XSI porcelain cups - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Kang XSI porcelain cups – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck.

1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck.

Wood and nails - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Wood and nails – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

Split shot and musket ball - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck, 1960's.

Split shot and musket ball – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck, 1960’s.

1715 Fleet coins.

1715 Fleet coins.

Eight reales - 1715 Fleet - Cabin Wreck.

Eight reales – 1715 Fleet – Cabin Wreck.

 

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Ben Costello

Ben Costello is a director of the1715 Fleet Society and an attorney in Washington, PA.

Comments

  1. Did some cannons come from the 1715 Cabin Wreck? My husband, Joe Michael bought them through Dr. Kip G. Kelson c. 1967. THINK? they were from the Almiranta and just want to verify that.

    Anne Michael (Mrs. Joe Michael)

  2. Did some cannons come from the 1715 Cabin Wreck? My husband, Joe Michael bought them through Dr. Kip G. Kelson c. 1967. THINK? they were from the Almiranta and just want to verify that.

    Anne Michael (Mrs. Joe Michael)
    P.S. HOPING for a reply to this query?

    AM

  3. Any idea value of 2 cannons from Almiranta from Cabin Wreck of 1715 Plate Fleet off Orchid Island between Sebastian Inlet and Wabasso Beach.

    My husband, Joe W. Michael bought them in the 1960’s, perhaps c. 1965, soaked them in crank case oil from then to 1987 when we had the Michael Centennial here on Earring Point.

    Just my curiousity. Joe died in 1987 but I a sure he’d remember the cost, but I don’t think he ever told me what it was.

    Dr. Kip Gordon Kelso was a distant cousin of mine. FYI.
    Anne Michael

  4. Kip told me the cannons were from the Almiranta with the 1715 Plate Fleet near the Cabin Wreck. The cabin was owned by our good friends,Marie and Dr. Bo Guerin.

    Anne Michael

  5. My great grandmother lived next door to Kip Wagner and Dr. Kelso lived directly across the street. Rex Stocker lived down the street. My grandfather was friends with the whole crew. My mother had many cool stories about their treasure hunting days .

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