Upcoming Event: Search for the Lost French Fleet of 1565

Mark your calendars for lunch on

March 28th 2019 - 11:30 AM
Venue - To be announced
Speaker - Chuck Meide, Lead Marine Archaeologist,
Saint Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

In September 1565 a French fleet sailing toward Fort Caroline to save it from the Spanish, was blown southward by either a hurricane or nor'easter. Several ships were lost in the storm near Ponce Inlet, three others were later scuttled in a river.  The beleaguered survivors marched northward but were met by Spanish soldiers led by Pedro Menendez.
Interested? Come to lunch and hear the rest of the fascinating story about early First Coast maritime history.
More info to come.

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Upcoming Events

February 15, 2019

French Fleet Shipwrecked

Mark your calendars for lunch on March 28th 2019  – 11:30 AM Venue – To be announced Speaker – Chuck Meide, Lead Marine Archaeologist, Saint Augustine […]
February 15, 2019

Mixer – Bluefish – February 21st 2019 – 5:30 PM

Join your shipmates and bring your friends for a mixer at Bluefish Restaurant 3351 St John’s Avenue February 21st, 5:30 PM Meet your new board members […]

President's Message

May 6, 2018

From the Bridge

September 25, 2018 September – A BIG Month for our Council:  # 2. POW/MIA Recognition Luncheon Held The joint Navy League /Naval Order POW/MIA Recognition luncheon […]

News

February 15, 2019

French Fleet Shipwrecked

Mark your calendars for lunch on March 28th 2019  – 11:30 AM Venue – To be announced Speaker – Chuck Meide, Lead Marine Archaeologist, Saint Augustine […]
February 15, 2019

Mixer – Bluefish – February 21st 2019 – 5:30 PM

Join your shipmates and bring your friends for a mixer at Bluefish Restaurant 3351 St John’s Avenue February 21st, 5:30 PM Meet your new board members […]
January 24, 2019

Tour of New Littoral Combat Ship USS Wichita at Mayport

Tour of USS Wichita at Mayport Please send an email to the address below with your full name, date of birth, social security number, and drivers […]
January 7, 2019

January 24, 2019 – Annual Meeting – Election and Installation of Officers

Reservations are sold out! Thank you for your support.  

Navy League Jacksonville thanks our Community Affiliates for their support.

Past Navy League Jax Events

November 14, 2018

World War II Remembrance Day Luncheon – 7 December

Join us at the San Jose Country Club   on 7 December 2018 at 1130 for the World War II Remembrance Luncheon “Challenges in the Pacific: Pre-WWII […]
August 30, 2018

POW/MIA Recognition Day Luncheon – 21 September

This event was held to honor and recognize the sacrifices of our POWs and MIAs. Three organizations joined to sponsor: Jacksonville and Mayport Councils, Navy League of […]
March 29, 2018

Mixer at Bluefish in Avondale with former Naval Aviator Ron Gamble

Join us at 5:30 on April 19 to meet Ron Gamble, former Naval Aviator who flew the S-3 Viking with past president Bob Buehn in VS-28. […]

Upcoming Event: Search for the Lost French Fleet of 1565

Mark your calendars for lunch on

March 28th 2019 – 11:30 AM
Venue – To be announced
Speaker – Chuck Meide, Lead Marine Archaeologist,
Saint Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

In September 1565 a French fleet sailing toward Fort Caroline to save it from the Spanish, was blown southward by either a hurricane or nor’easter. Several ships were lost in the storm near Ponce Inlet, three others were later scuttled in a river.  The beleaguered survivors marched northward but were met by Spanish soldiers led by Pedro Menendez.
Interested?
Come to lunch and hear the rest of the fascinating story about early First Coast maritime history.
More info to come.