Finding the Fleet – including “Gold on the Florida Coast”

Westrick, Robert F.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated; limited to 200 copies
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 193
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, New Iberia, Louisiana (2015), in paperback.
Description: This bookThis book, published on the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Fleet, is the story of the 1715 Fleet prior to 1965 when Kip Wagner rediscovered it.  The book includes a document written by Captain Steadman A. Parker, entitled “Gold on the Florida Coast – Let’s Get the Record Straight”.
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The Treasure Fleet of 1715

Westrick, Robert F.

ISBN/ISSN: 0970875770
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, La Holandesa, San Miguel de Excelsis
Comments: Spiral bound; includes a bibliography; illustrated; limited to 250 numbered copies
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 72
Editions: The author originally published 5 copies in 2005 while working for Historical Research & Development, Inc. and produced another 50 copies in 2008.
Description: This book provides an overview of Historical Research & Development Inc.’s (HRD) salvage operations in the E-110 exploration area off Vero Beach, Florida, between 1988 and 2007.  It also discusses the possibility of two 1715 Fleet ships that have not been located being in this exploration area (“La Holandesa” and “San Miguel de Excelsis”) and that these two ships were likely candidates to contain the Queen of Spain’s (Isabel Farnese) missing jewels which were documented as being aboard the 1715 Fleet.  Finally, the book analyzes five possibilities as to why the Queen of Spain’s jewels have never been located.

The 1715 Fleet Bibliography

Westrick, Robert F. and David S. Crooks

Category: Bibliography
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Limited to 200 copies
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the authors, Clarendon Hills, Illinois (2014), in paperback.
Description: This exhaustive bibliography of 1715 Fleet publications includes books, magazine & newspaper articles, Plus Ultra newsletter articles, auction catalogs, unpublished reports & manuscripts, original archival material, as well as documentaries and museums.