Kip Wagner and his crew (later the Real Eight Company) 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 […]
Here are several pictures of our table at the Fun Show here in sunny (but COLD!) Tampa, Florida. This year, we were located on the bourse floor rather than in the club section. This allowed us to get more foot traffic and exposure. We did have a number of new visitors who enjoyed our modest […]
On behalf of the Directors of the 1715 Fleet Society, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our readers and loyal fans and members for a wonderful year celebrating the legacy of the 1715 Fleet! It always amazes me that although the fleet sunk off the coast of Florida more than 300 years ago, […]
The 1715 Fleet Society January 2018 Treasure of the Month is this simply outstanding gold-and–pearl “Madonna” brooch recovered in 1989 from the “Rio Mar” wreck site near Vero Beach, Florida. This pendant features a crowned female over an angel face superimposed over an upward-facing crescent moon, all in a central open oval surrounded by twenty-two […]
On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the Fleet Society, we would like to wish all of our members, supporters and website visitors a very Merry Christmas. Ben Costello, Director.
John Jones was a career officer in the Air Force, retiring with the rank of Major. A native of Atlanta, he was a West Point graduate and veteran jet pilot. Later in his career, he became a range safety officer in the space program. This job required lightning fast reflexes and decision making, as it […]
The National Geographic Exhibit of Spanish gold and silver recovered from the wrecks of the 1715 Fleet opens at Explorers Hall, Washington, D.C.
As usual, the Fleet Society will be making an appearance at the 2018 FUN Show in Tampa, Florida. The Show runs from Thursday, January 4 – Sunday, January7, 2018. This year our table (#1608) will be on the bourse floor in the Foreign and Ancient section. Previously we were given a free table in the club area. […]