A Great Sea Mystery - The True Story of the 'Mary Celeste'


Author: J. G. Lockhart
Publisher: Home Farm Books
ISBN: 1444655086
Category: History
Page: 170
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INTRODUCTION: No story of the sea has ever perplexed and fascinated men so strangely as the affair of the Mary Celeste. There is something about that conundrum of an empty ship, found in mid-ocean, with not a soul aboard and not a clue to explain what mischance had befallen her, which has never failed to draw to itself alike lovers of the sea and lovers of mysteries......Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Ghost Ship

The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew
Author: Brian Hicks
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345478351
Category: History
Page: 304
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On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo—and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew. What happened on board the ghost ship Mary Celeste has baffled and tantalized the world for 130 years. In his stunning new book, award-winning journalist Brian Hicks plumbs the depths of this fabled nautical mystery and finally uncovers the truth. The Mary Celeste was cursed as soon as she was launched on the Bay of Fundy in the spring of 1861. Her first captain died before completing the maiden voyage. In London she accidentally rammed and sank an English brig. Later she was abandoned after a storm drove her ashore at Cape Breton. But somehow the ship was recovered and refitted, and in the autumn of 1872 she fell to the reluctant command of a seasoned mariner named Benjamin Spooner Briggs. It was Briggs who was at the helm when the Mary Celeste sailed into history. In Brian Hicks’s skilled hands, the story of the Mary Celeste becomes the quintessential tale of men lost at sea. Hicks vividly recreates the events leading up to the crew’s disappearance and then unfolds the complicated and bizarre aftermath—the dark suspicions that fell on the officers of the ship that intercepted her; the farcical Admiralty Court salvage hearing in Gibraltar; the wild myths that circulated after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published a thinly disguised short story sensationalizing the mystery. Everything from a voodoo curse to an alien abduction has been hauled out to explain the fate of the Mary Celeste. But, as Brian Hicks reveals, the truth is actually grounded in the combined tragedies of human error and bad luck. The story of the Mary Celeste acquired yet another twist in 2001, when a team of divers funded by novelist Clive Cussler located the wreck in a coral reef off Haiti. Written with the suspense of a thriller and the vivid accuracy of the best popular history, Ghost Ship tells the unforgettable true story of the most famous and most fascinating maritime mystery of all time. From the Hardcover edition.

Mary Celeste

The Greatest Mystery of the Sea
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317865316
Category: History
Page: 304
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Mary Celeste is an iconic mystery - a perfectly seaworthy ship found wandering aimlessly at sea, her crew strangely and inexplicably missing. Paul Begg tells the story of the discovery of Mary Celeste and the people who vanished, and investigates over a century’s worth of speculation and survivors’ tales, searching for the facts behind one of the world’s great mysteries.

The Mary Celeste


Author: iMinds
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1921761210
Category: Science
Page: 5
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In December 1872, a ship was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship's sails were raised and it was in a seaworthy condition. Yet it appeared to be bobbing quite strangely rather than sailing. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the crew of the ship was missing. There was no sign of a struggle and the cargo had not been ransacked. What became of the crew has remained one of the sea's greatest mysteries for over 100 years.

Britain's X-traordinary Files


Author: David Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147290494X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 240
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David Clarke opens The National Archives' own X Files to uncover the secret, official accounts behind legendary paranormal and extraordinary phenomena. From mediums employed by the police to help with psychic crime-busting to sea monster sightings reported to the Royal Navy, Britain's X-traordinary Files brings to light a range of secret documents created by military intelligence and government agencies who have investigated and even used extraordinary phenomena or powers in recent history. Each chapter is underpinned by original, official records held at The National Archives, which throw new light on many rumours and unsolved historical mysteries, including the Angels of Mons and other legends of the Great War plus a variety of strange phenomena reported both in the sea and in the air, from phantom helicopters to the great sea serpent of the Victorian era. The final chapter scrutinises official interest in the infamous Loch Ness Monster of Scotland and the 'Beast of Bodmin'. These accounts are supplemented with contextual material gathered from interviews and the author's own investigations, making truly eye-opening reading for anyone interested in the paranormal.

After the Storm

True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea
Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071377959
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 338
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Describes ten true stories about disasters at sea and the consequences of these disasters on the survivors, their families, rescuers, and communities.

The Mary Celeste - Legend, Evidence and Truth


Author: Stan Mason
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1783334479
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 280
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The Mary Celeste…..one of the greatest sea mysteries never resolved until now. How was it possible for an experienced Captain, with his wife and daughter aboard, plus the crew to simple vanish and never be found. This books examines the ship from start to finish involving the Genesis of the Legend, the Start of the Spate, the Professional Theorists, the Modern Masters, the Evidence, the Captain and Crew, the Discovery of the Derelict, the Testimony, Further Evidence, the Follow Through, the Home Run, the Cause and Effect, and the Final Claim. It then identifies the Simple Truth which brings forth the solution to this mystery.

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Author: University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Business Research
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
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Searching for the Bermuda Triangle


Author: Aaron Rosenberg,Vivian E. Shumway
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448847591
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Looks at the history and infamous reputation of the triangular area of ocean known as the Bermuda Triangle.

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Todesschiff

Ein Island-Krimi
Author: Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310402006X
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Islands Nummer 1 Bestseller-Autorin Eine Luxusjacht treibt führerlos in den Hafen von Reykjavík – ein Geisterschiff. Wo sind die sieben Menschen, die eigentlich auf dem Schiff sein sollen? Gerieten sie in Seenot und treiben jetzt draußen auf dem Atlantik in einem Rettungsboot? Doch dann wird eine Leiche an Land gespült. Dieser Mensch ist eindeutig nicht im Wasser umgekommen. Wurde er auf dem Geisterschiff umgebracht?

Albert Jack's Ten-minute Mysteries

The World's Secrets Explained, from the Real Loch Ness Monster to Who Killed Marilyn Monroe
Author: Albert Jack
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141904712
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Albert Jack now turns his attention to the mysteries that have haunted us throughout history. Albert Jack's Ten Minute Mysteries cleverly combines his research with riveting stories and hilarious observations. All life's most perplexing questions answered: UFOs, Crop Circles and Alien invasions ? Where is the Mona Lisa? (clue: it's not in the Louvre) ? Is the Loch Ness Monster really a circus elephant? ? Will the real Paul McCartney please stand up? ? What happened to the Mary Celeste? ? Who killed Marilyn Monroe? ? What was Agatha Christie's own mystery? ? Who was Jack the Ripper? and many, many more... With enough entertaining information to fuel hundreds of pub conversations, fascinating illustrations and all kinds of discoveries to surprise even the most expert conspiracy theorist , Albert Jack's Ten Minute Mysteries is the perfect present for anybody who's ever wondered why...