This Day in Fleet History – September 20, 1987

Crew of the Virgalona

The crew of the salvage vessel Virgalona recovers 216 gold coins at the Douglass Beach Wreck site near Fort Pierce, Florida. It is the largest amount of gold found in one day in over two decades.

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  1. Avatar of Barbara Orler

    I have just started my interest in the 1715 Fleet treasure and history as I just bought a home in Sebastian FL and have discovered by my neighbors that it was built by Dr. Kip Kelso which I have been told was the historian for the Real Eight. I have always loved the coastal and treasure history of Florida . Can’t wait to learn more.

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