A 303 year old cannon from the 1715 Fleet was recovered and brought to the surface of the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Fisherman’s Wharf in Fort Pierce, Florida. It is the first cannon to be recovered in the last 30-35 years. The cannon will be restored, a process that takes about […]
For our Treasure of the Month for August, we turn to our Research Collection, where this gem of a coin is featured. We chose this coin especially because it is by far one of the most handsome coins in our collection. What makes this coin so special can only be ascertained upon close observation. When […]
The crew of the salvage vessel “Pandion” find what is believed to be the fabled “Queen’s Jewels” at the Cabin Wreck site near Sebastian, Florida.
For this month’s featured treasure we go back in time three years to July, 2015 and the Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet (July 30-31, 2015). During the week leading up to the anniversary, there was another historic event occurring. A few miles north of Vero Beach at a location […]
This month’s featured treasure was designed to hold a treasure but with time it became a treasure itself. This box (or what remains of it) is only one of two genuine “Treasure Chests” found on the 1715 Fleet. It is made of pine (or possibly South American Cypress) and held together by copper nails. This […]
For this May, we take you back to July of 2010, when Greg Bounds and his crew, working the Corrigan’s site, made a discovery of historical and numismatic importance. They discovered a swivel gun from one of Echevers’ prize ships. But not a typical swivel gun, for on examination it proved to be packed not with cannon shot […]
Part of our mission as the Fleet Society is to educate the public about the loss, rediscovery and recovery of the 1715 Fleet. Also, the story of the survivors is an integral component of the 1715 Fleet saga. Last night, I presented a program to the members of the George Washington Numismatic Association, here in […]
Recently I received these vintage photographs from the personal collection of Fleet Society member John de Bry. These photos capture a truly memorable event from 1988. It was in July of that year that HRD (Historical Research and Development), a group lead by Mo Molinar and John de Bry, made a historic discovery of 110 […]