Our featured treasure for October is this solid gold rosary crucifix. We have chosen this item because of its extreme rarity. The rosary to which this crucifix is attached was found in August 1993 at the Cabin Wreck not far from the McClarty Treasure Museum near Sebastian, Florida. The obverse side of the crucifix features […]
What you are about to read is an email I received from Bob Evans of Hopewell, Ohio. For those of you who may not recognize his name, Bob was deeply involved in the recovery of the SS Central America in the late 1980’s. Known as the “Ship of Gold,” the Central America was lost in […]
Philip V of Spain marries Elizabeth Farnese of Parma by proxy. He sees her for the first time three months later.
The forces of King Philip of Spain Overcame Catalan defenders to end the 13-month-long Siege of Barcelona during the War of Spanish Succession.
Captain D’Aire’s Grifon arrives safely in Brest, France, unaware of the fate that had befallen the rest of the 1715 Fleet.
September’s Treasure of the Month is a fresh from the sea cache of two escudos found by Dan Porter near Fort Pierce on Saturday August 19, 2017. This group of coins is a complement to our Treasure of the Month for August, which featured gold coins found in 1988 in the same location south of […]
This Friday, August 25, will mark a special anniversary of sorts. On this day in 1997, members of the Real Eight Company got together for their last public appearance. The occasion was the production of a historical documentary on the 1715 Fleet produced for the Arts and Entertainment Network. Filming was done at the Sebastian […]
As a follow up to our July 16th post, the Fleet Society is proud to announce that it has purchased additional historical documents relating to the early days of 1715 Fleet salvaging efforts.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 […]