National Geographic Society exhibits Spanish gold and silver from the 1715 Fleet. Explorer’s Hall, Washington, D.C.
The 1715 Fleet Society is planning its 3rd International Conference for 2020, and we thought this would be a good opportunity to hold the event in Cuba, the embarkation point of the 1715 Fleet on July 24, 1715. It is our intention to hold a 4-day program in Cuba, including an evening reception, main conference […]
Greetings. The 1715 Fleet Society, as usual, will have a table at the Annual FUN Convention at the Orange County Convention Center (West Building Halls WA1 and WA2) on January 10th – 13th, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. We will be located in the Foreign/Ancient Section, Table #1055. For those who are planning to attend, we […]
Hello, 1715 Fleet Society members and enthusiasts. This is Craig Grella writing you. I’m the designer of the current website and Fleet Society member #22! Ben asked me to write a quick note announcing a few changes we’re making to the website. As of January 2019, the current design of the website will be 4 […]
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 […]
The “motherload” sale of Fleet gold, 878 gold coins, by Hans Schulman in New York City between November 27 – 29, 1972.
In June of this year, we announced that the Fleet Society acquired a large group of 1715 Fleet-related documents including records, photographs, charts, graphs, articles and research materials long thought to be destroyed. In subsequent posts, we advised that our efforts to organize and inventory this recent recovery would be time-consuming and an ongoing process. […]
As a follow up to our July 16th post, the Fleet Society is proud to announce that it has purchased additional historical documents relating to the early days of 1715 Fleet salvaging efforts.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 […]