Our featured treasure for August is from a collection of documents, records, and photographs which the Fleet Society recently acquired from a private source. This image is a group of eight escudos from the colonial mint of Lima, Peru. Recovered in 1988 from the Douglass Beach Wreck site south of present day Fort Pierce, these […]
Crawford Entertainment of Lake Mary, Florida has announced the production of a special one hour documentary on the 1715 Fleet. “The Lost Treasure Fleet of 1715” is scheduled to premier nationally in June, 2016. The program features a host of luminaries including the well-known and widely respected Dr. John de Bry (Director of the Center […]
Recently, John de Bry, Director of the Center for Historical Archaeology and a 1715 Fleet Society contributor, sent us this incredible photograph which is being shown here publicly for the first time. It depicts a 1715 Fleet treasure chest being recovered from the Cabin Wreck site in 1967. What is unique about this image is […]
The 1715 Fleet Society was pleased to display an exhibit of 1715 Fleet related artifacts at the Treasure Coast Coin and Currency Show, held by the Treasure Coast Coin Club in Vero Beach, Florida on Saturday, January 24, 2015 and Sunday, January 25, 2015. The exhibit was very well received and we were visited by some […]
Our photo gallery depicts some of the highest quality images of treasures recovered from Spanish galleons lost in Florida waters. These photos were taken by Dr. John de Bry, who is director of the non-profit Center for Historical Archaeology in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. de Bry has extensive experience in photographing artifacts recovered from Spanish shipwrecks.
In this section of our Photo Gallery we are pleased to exhibit what we call the “Treasures of the State of Florida Collection”. Beginning in the early 60’s, the State of Florida authorized private salvage operations in Florida waters by implementing a program of leasing arrangements. The leases required each operator to share with the […]