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August 17, 2017

Today, MRR crew member Rob Hill recovered his first gold coins from one of the famed 1715 Fleet wreck site. The Douglas Beach site is known for the large amount of gold coins recovered in years past. While diving on board the vessel Sea Reaper, Rob was in the water wit...

July 25, 2017

The Sea Reaper left Key West on Saturday and arrived in Ft. Pierce Sunday morning to perform its first day of work for the 1715 season. By Tuesday, the third day on one of the famed Treasure Coast sites, divers recovered a gold coin and four silver coins...

July 28, 2016

Late last week, the MRR expedition team began excavation in a known area on a Ft. Pierce 1715 shipwreck site managed by Queens Jewels, LLC. MRR divers recovered a total of 54 silver coins, indicating that the area still contains artifacts to be rescued. As seen in the...

July 25, 2016

On Monday, Sea Reaper divers Zack Sztanyo and Dan Schweizer, working for MRR under contract with Queens Jewels, LLC, recovered another rare gold coin from the 1715 fleet off the coast of Fort Pierce, FL. It was a calm day on the water when the Sea Reaper divers returne...

July 9, 2016

MRR recovered a unique silver artifact from a 1715 wreck site, and while small, it is actually a reflection of the developing cultures in Mexico during the colonial period. The object is likely a button or a decorative boss. There have been many buttons recovered from...

June 10, 2016

MRR continues to locate significant artifacts along the Treasure Coast with the recovery of a piece of K'ang Hsi porcelain.  A common trade good from the East during China's K'ang Hsi Dynasty, this characteristic blue-on-white porcelain was carried on the Spanish galle...

June 9, 2016

The MRR Expedition Team has recovered 2 gold two escudos, proving a successful start to the 2016 season along Florida's Treasure Coast.  The gold coins, minted in Bogota and carried on the 1715 fleet galleons, were discovered Thursday while working an area along the Do...

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