Recently we received a call from our good friend Mike Brown who is currently diving on one of the several 1715 wreck sites. He informed us that he has found several most interesting artifacts, one of which may prove to be unique. He promises to give us a story (possibly with pictures) as soon as […]
This month (July 31st) marks the 297th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Plate Fleet. However, and most ironically, July 31st marks another Fleet related anniversary. For more information concerning this historic event go to our Articles Link and enjoy the story.
July 31, 2012 is Fleet Day and will mark the 297th anniversary of the 1715 Fleet disaster. But July 31st also marks another important but lesser-known Fleet anniversary. On July 31, 1992, the late Captain Stephen Shouppe found 384 reales and 39 escudos on the mysterious Cannon Wreck. Among Shouppe’s finds was this beautiful and […]
May was an exciting month for the 1715 Fleet Society.We were contacted by two website visitors who have private collections of jewelry and other fleet related artifacts. These seldom seen items were made available to us for personal inspection. I made a trip to the Midwest last month to see one of these collections. The […]
June’s Treasure of the Month is an assortment of spectacular jewelry items from an old collection that was recently brought to our attention. The owner of these pieces very graciously allowed us to photograph them for our website. If you look closely, you will see a large Maltese cross on a medallion which has been […]
Today marks the second anniversary of the death of my friend and mentor, Lou Ullian. Lou was an inspiration and a great source of information about the 1715 Fleet. Just prior to his death, I was fortunate enough to secure his journal which contained information that he gathered over years of salvaging the 1715 wrecks. […]
Today is the first anniversary of the 1715 Fleet Society website. Much more is coming in the next three years, we promise, but we have not been idle this first year. “Well begun is half done” said Ben Franklin.Several pages of the website already contain important material. In the Photo Gallery, we have begun to […]
by Ernie Richards Fleet Day this year, July 31st, will mark the 297th anniversary of the tragic loss of the 1715 Plate Fleet along Florida’s east coast. Exactly twenty years ago, July 31st, 1992, Captain Stephen Shouppé was celebrating Fleet Day by diving on a still unidentified Fleet site known as the Cannon Pile Wreck. […]