Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 44
  1. #1

    Mar 2006
    7

    1715 fleet

    Question- If the 1715 wrecks have been worked since the 1960's, realistically, how much treasure could possibly be left out there?

  2. #2
    us
    "DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES"

    Oct 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Minelab Excal 1000 + AQUA PULSE
    302
    2 times

    Re: 1715 fleet

    Millions have yet to be found and five remaining ships have not been found! Well maybe five.

    Jimi D Pirate
    OLD FRIENDS, OLD WINES AND OLD GOLD ARE THE BEST!

  3. #3

    May 2006
    1,520

    Re: 1715 fleet

    Do not be surprised if a few NEW ones are found this coming season.
    PEG LEG

  4. #4

    Mar 2006
    7

    Re: 1715 fleet

    Sorry gentlemen, I should have been more specific. How much could be left on the 5 or 6 wrecks that have been found and worked since the sixtys. I ask because, I read that Bob(frogfoot)weller said the pickings are becoming scarce and there might not be much left.

  5. #5

    May 2006
    1,520

    Re: 1715 fleet

    1715 wreck,
    There is a total of about 9,000 ships that went down along the East Coast of the US. It is anyones guess how many went went down alongthe East Coast of Florida.
    PEG LEG

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Underwater Heritage Rescue Diver

    Jul 2006
    Tampa, FL
    AquaPulse AQ1B - AquaPulse DX-200 Magnetometer
    2,142
    217 times
    Shipwrecks
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 1715 fleet

    I agree with Weller, definitely no reason to go looking around...there's nothing left there. Never mind the other 15 boats out there, they are just wasting time...probably sunbathing. Seriously, in the grand scheme of things, less that 75% of the LISTED treasure has been recovered...the contraband is said to be as much or more. You do the math. Is it easy to find...nope, can you do it with a small boat, no equipment and no research...probably not. Is it there...oh yeah, can it be found...it can and it will be!

    Don't believe everything you read...my posts included.

    Jason

  7. #7
    us
    ScubaGecko

    Jun 2004
    Beaufort, SC
    Garrett Sea Hunter Mk II
    1,903
    9 times

    Re: 1715 fleet

    There is no way it will all be recovered, but yes there has been a significant amount recovered. This is where research and a scientific, methodical approach to your excavations is important. You are much less likely to just reef roam or blow a random hole and find coins etc like they used to do. But there are many places yet to be looked.

    Robert in SC

  8. #8
    us
    "DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES"

    Oct 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Minelab Excal 1000 + AQUA PULSE
    302
    2 times

    Re: 1715 fleet

    That is exactly right Robert "It will never all be found" Methodical approach is very important. it's a very big haystack out there! Tho Bird-doggin has and will give up spots off the beaten path at times, such as back in 93 when diver CJ found some of the Queen's dowry while bird-dogging off the established grid that Bob and Margaret were working. Lets not forget the "Queen's Jewels" that's what we are really after along with lots of contraband. There are many many places still to be searched and you will find most of those places closer to shore!!!

    Jimi D Pirate
    OLD FRIENDS, OLD WINES AND OLD GOLD ARE THE BEST!

  9. #9
    us
    Pirate of the Martires

    Feb 2005
    Pinellas Park, Florida
    Aquapulse, J.W. Fisher Proton 3, Pulse Star II
    2,538
    173 times
    Shipwrecks

    Re: 1715 fleet

    I read somewhere that since the 1715 fleet was discovered around 1968 there has been a total of $30 million recovered. Also, taking account of what the manifest lists and an estimate of the contraband, minus what the Spanish recovered, the experts estimate that there is still a total of $900 million still missing.

  10. #10
    us
    "DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES"

    Oct 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Minelab Excal 1000 + AQUA PULSE
    302
    2 times

    Re: 1715 fleet

    Salvor6, I believe you have a lot of "On Target" information!
    OLD FRIENDS, OLD WINES AND OLD GOLD ARE THE BEST!

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2004
    lake mary florida
    Wesmar SHD700SS Side Scan Sonar,U/W Mac 1 Turbo Aquasound by American Electronics,Fisher 1280x,Aquasound UW md,Aqua pulse AQ1B
    2,056
    55 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: 1715 fleet

    The treasure is there.ill be out there all this summer on the HRD site.right now collecting lots of veggie oil to be made into biodiesel.i should have around 2000 gallons in a few months.
    Millions of dollars of Spanish treasure await those who would dare brave the eye of the hurricane.

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2004
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Homebuilt pulse loop
    2,220
    72 times
    Shipwrecks

    Re: 1715 fleet

    Biodiesel will definitely keep your costs down 8)

  13. #13
    us
    Larry

    Jan 2007
    ~Florida~
    Ace 150, centech pinpointer, Chinese Viper Underwater detector
    415

    Re: 1715 fleet

    I was just thinking about that..I am sure most of the wrecks on Florida's east coast have been worked to the bone..However there are also Spanish wrecks in the bahamas, West coast and off the coast of south america. However, of course those wrecks require much more resoureces to actually bring any kind of profit. There are so many salvors out there on the Fl Spanish wrecks that I am sure most of the extremely valuable treasure like the gold bars, disks and jewelry will be sitting on ebay or in someone's possesion.

    I suppose there are plenty of coins and dubloons left out there! So HH!
    Looking for detecting friends in Jacksonville, FL: Larryyarb@bellsouth.net

    Invest in planet Earth: Metal Detect!

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    Underwater Heritage Rescue Diver

    Jul 2006
    Tampa, FL
    AquaPulse AQ1B - AquaPulse DX-200 Magnetometer
    2,142
    217 times
    Shipwrecks
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 1715 fleet

    The comments about Florida's wrecks being "worked out" are obviously from people who haven't hunted them. Do your research, and you will find that only a small fraction has been brought up. At least 5 entire ships still remain unfound, 2 sterncastles (where much of the treasure was stored) have not been found from known wrecks. The percentage of treasure that has been brought up to what was lost is phenomenally small. Do your homework before you write off an area...or at least hold your judgement until later this summer when me and my buds are proving it to you.

    There is more treasure still under Florida's waters than most places in the world.

    Jason

  15. #15
    us
    Pirate of the Martires

    Feb 2005
    Pinellas Park, Florida
    Aquapulse, J.W. Fisher Proton 3, Pulse Star II
    2,538
    173 times
    Shipwrecks

    Re: 1715 fleet

    HH, scroll up and read post #8.

 

 
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Sponsors

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

1715 artifacts

,

1715 fleet

,

1715 fleet china

,
1715 fleet metal detecting
,
1715 fleet queen's dowry listed on manifest
,
1715 fleet search frog weller
,
can you use a metal detector near the 1715 fleet on amelia island fl
,
how much 1715 treasure is left
,
how much of the 1715 treasure was recovered ?
,
how much treasure from the 1715 fleet is still out there
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.3