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As a follow up to our July 16th post, the Fleet Society is proud to announce that it has purchased additional historical documents relating to the early days of 1715 Fleet salvaging efforts.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 […]
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 […]
In the summer of 1964, Mel Fisher working through a contract with the Real Eight Corporation, located and salvaged a tremendous treasure consisting of thousands of gold coins and priceless artifacts. This wreck site was surveyed, analyzed, and reduced to a report by archaeologist Carl J Clausen, who was representing the State of Florida. More […]
Our featured treasure for the month of March is this delicate hand carved Madonna and Child. This item was found south of the McLarty Treasure Museum in 1977. The location of the discovery places it in the area of the Survivors and Salvagers’ Camp established by those that survived the hurricane that destroyed the 1715 […]
Greetings. This update if for those planning to attend the Conference and Dinner next month in St. Augustine. With the help of Laura Stevenson Dumas who is Director of College Relations for Flagler College, we have been granted free parking for the duration of our Conference from noon Wednesday, March 15, 2017 through noon Sunday, […]