As a follow up to our July 16th post, the Fleet Society is proud to announce that it has purchased additional historical documents relating to the early days of 1715 Fleet salvaging efforts. This group of material consists primarily of records, photographs, and letters originating from the early days of the Real Eight Company. There […]
Our featured treasure for August is from a collection of documents, records, and photographs which the Fleet Society recently acquired from a private source. This image is a group of eight escudos from the colonial mint of Lima, Peru. Recovered in 1988 from the Douglass Beach Wreck site south of present day Fort Pierce, these […]
302nd Anniversary of the Loss of the 1715 Fleet.
Captain Stephen Shouppe finds 384 silver reales and 39 escudos on the mysterious Cannon Wreck
The Tricentennial Hoard consisting of over 352 gold coins of all denominations is found by Queens Jewels, LLC. This recovery coincides with the 300th anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet. Corrigan’s Beach Wreck site, north of Vero Beach, Florida.
The 1715 Fleet consisting of the New Spain Armada under the command of Don Juan Esteban de Ubilla and the Tierra Firme Armada commanded by Don Antonio de Echeverz y Zubiza left Havana for Spain. They were accompanied by a French frigate, the El Grifon.
The Real Eight Company recovers a nearly intact treasure chest complete with silver coins at the Cabin Wreck site, near Sebastian, Florida. This was the first time that such an artifact had been found on any of the wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet.
Treasure of the Month Update: As you might recall, Our featured Treasure of the Month for April 2017 was a large silver bar found in the 1960’s south of Fort Pierce, Florida at a location that was referred to as the “Gold Wreck.” Now known as the Douglass Beach Wreck, this prolific site has produced […]