Mary Celeste

The Greatest Mystery of the Sea
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317865308
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 Ghost of the Mary Celeste


Author: Valerie Martin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307739546
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Writing a short story inspired by the unsolved disappearance of a merchant vessel's crew, unproven young writer Arthur Conan Doyle stirs up a sensation involving a Philadelphia medium, a journalist who would expose the medium as a fraud, and the ship captain's grieving family.

Ghost Ship

The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew
Author: Brian Hicks
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345466659
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 1982

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An investigation into the unsolved disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste in 1872 draws on previously unpublished letters and photographs, as well as new theories and discoveries, to explain what may have happened. By the author of Raising the Hunley. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Mary Celeste

An Unsolved Mystery from History
Author: Jane Yolen,Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439562949
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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A young girl relates the facts that are known about the unexplained disappearance of the crew on the ship Mary Celeste in 1872, and challenges the reader to solve the mystery.

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


Author: J. Lockhart
Publisher: Hesperides Press
ISBN: 1406796344
Category: History
Page: 144
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A Great Sea Mystery - The True Story of The "Mary Celeste" - Lockhart, J., G. Much has been written about the famous derelict, found in mid-ocean without a soul aboard or a clue to explain why she had been abandoned. From time to time solutions have appeared from the records of some alleged survivor or eye-witness, but, as Mr. Lockhart shows, such solutions are all spurious. The mystery remains to puzzle and to fascinate losing none of its attraction with the passage of years. Here for the first time the facts, taken from official and authoritative documents, are given in full, and the various explanations are in turn examined and refuted. Finally, Mr. Lockhart, from information obtained from unquestionable sources, discloses what is undoubtedly the genuine solution of this greatest of all mysteries of the sea. Contents Include: - The Finding of the Ship - The Mary Celeste - At Gibraltar - Some Theories - The Story of Habakuk Jephson - "Solutions" - More Solutions - The Story of Abel F

The Story of the "Mary Celeste"


Author: Charles Edey Fay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780486257303
Category: Transportation
Page: 261
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Intriguing unsolved riddle of famed 19th-century "ghost ship" abandoned on high seas by captain, crew, and passengers, with only signs that the ship had been abandoned in haste. Author dispels many misconceptions and theories (storms, piracy, mutiny, icebergs) with convincing arguments and careful documentation.

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea


Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550024982
Category: Nature
Page: 260
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Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters?

The World's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries


Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780888821942
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 212
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Accompany the Fanthorpes on their intriguing investigations in Canada and worldwide, through years of research into the unexplained.

J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781497407800
Category: Fiction
Page: 56
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown to either Holmes or Watson.

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.

The Mary Celeste


Author: Brian Freemantle
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453226699
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
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Brian Freemantle resolves one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all time What happened to the Mary Celeste? A merchant vessel sailing out of New York with an Italy-bound shipment of commercial alcohol, the brigantine began her fateful journey in November 1872. One month later she was sighted on an apparent return course, her sails set but torn, her deck abandoned. The ship was in good condition, with her cargo intact. There was no sign of an attack, but the crew had vanished. What was to follow spawned the most famous maritime ghost story of all time: Convinced of murder and mystery, the British court investigator suppressed evidence to bolster his case. Rumors abounded of sea monster attack, Barbary Coast piracy, and the crew having been sucked from the vessel as it sailed over the site of the fabled Atlantis. Regardless, the mystery remained unsolved. Until now. In this thrilling retelling, Brian Freemantle depicts for the first time how the truth was turned into fantasy and legend, largely through the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

In the Wake of the Mary Celeste


Author: Gary Crew,Robert R. Ingpen
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
ISBN: 9780734407283
Category: Shipwrecks
Page: 32
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In December 1872, the brigantine Mary Celeste was found adrift in the Atlantic. She was in full sail and in seaworthy condition, but had no crew aboard. So began one of the greatest mysteries of the sea. Why had the Mary Celeste been abandoned? Did the crew die in a mutiny? Or were more sinister forces to blame?

A Man for All Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World


Author: Stan Grayson
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 0884485501
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The product of years of research, A Man for All Oceans is the most comprehensive biography of Slocum ever published, and the first written by a small-boat sailor. Author/historian Grayson uncovered previously unknown original source materials to shed new light on one of history’s greatest sailors while answering questions that have been asked ever since the publication of Sailing Alone. In June 1898, three years and two months after departing Boston in his aged oyster sloop Spray, Captain Joshua Slocum made land fall in New England and became the first person ever to sail alone around the world. The voyage capped a lifetime of adventure for the indomitable Slocum, who had advanced from seaman to captain during the challenging final years of commercial sail, surviving hurricanes, mutinies, shipwreck, and the death at sea of his beloved first wife, Virginia. Sailing Alone Around the World, Slocum’s book about his circumnavigation, is a seafaring classic, unmatched for adventure and literary verve, and has never been out of print since its publication in 1900. Yet despite several biographies over the decades, Slocum the man has remained unknowable to his legions of admirers, the facts of his life and career as elusive as a ship on a fogbound sea. Here is the real story of Slocum’s Nova Scotia childhood, his seafaring career, and how he became an American citizen. Grayson gives ample evidence of Slocum’s uncanny genius as a navigator while also noting the occasional role that good luck played in his voyages, including his odyssey from Brazil to the United States in the self-designed and built 35-foot Liberdade. And Grayson brings a sailor’s perspective to Slocum’s solo circumnavigation and mysterious disappearance at sea. A fascinating appendix compares Sailing Alone Around the World with Thoreau’s Walden and shows that Slocum’s simple lifestyle and self-sufficiency prefigured today’s emphases on the environment and living responsibly. Previously unpublished photographs bring Slocum’s world to life, and detailed maps trace the adventures of a sailor who knew the world like the back of his hand. This biography reads like an adventure narrative and will serve as the standard work on Joshua Slocum for years to come.

Ghost Ships

Tales of Abandoned, Doomed and Haunted Vessels
Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781599210544
Category: History
Page: 144
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The stories behind the haunted ships that mysteriously roam the seas.

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.

The Silence of the Sea

A Thriller
Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466852348
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Winner of the Petrona Award 2015! From the queen of Icelandic crime fiction comes a truly chilling story that will leave readers breathless right up to the memorable ending. This is possibly her best book yet. Bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardóttir has produced here a dazzling display of brilliant crime writing that is both groundbreaking and immensely satisfying. As The Silence of the Sea opens, a luxury yacht crashes into a Reykjavik pier. But the boat is empty; no one is on board. What has happened to the crew? And what has happened to the family who were very much present when the yacht left Lisbon? What should Thora Gudmundsdottir, the series sleuth, make of the rumors that the vessel was cursed? She is spooked even more when she boards the yacht and thinks she sees one of the missing children. Where is Karitas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore? The most chilling novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, an international best-selling author at the height of her powers.

The Sea Hunters II


Author: Clive Cussler,Craig Dirgo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674266
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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The second thrilling account of #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cusslers's real-life search for lost ships, planes, and other marvels that changed history. For decades, Clive Cussler’s real-life NUMA®, the National Underwater and Marine Agency, has scoured rivers and seas in search of lost ships of historic significance. His teams have been inundated by tidal waves and beset by obstacles—both human and natural—but the results, and the stories behind them, have been dramatic. In this follow-up to their bestselling first account, The Sea Hunters, Cussler and colleague Craig Dirgo provide another extraordinary narrative of their true seagoing—and land—adventures, including their searches for the famous ghost ship Mary Celeste, found floating off the Azores in 1874 with no one on board; the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors and was itself lost to U-boats six years later; and L’Oiseau Blanc, the airplane that almost beat The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic before disappearing in the Maine woods. All these, plus steamboats, ironclads, a seventeenth century flagship, a certain famous PT boat, and even a dirigible, are tantalizing targets as Cussler proves again that truth can be “at least as fun, and sometimes stranger, than fiction” (Men’s Journal).

The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle


Author: Chris Oxlade
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781403483362
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Explains what the Bermuda Triangle is, describes cases of people disappearing in it throughout history, and provides possible explanations, including mechanical failure, human error, or strange weather.

Jack the Ripper

The Definitive History
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866320
Category: History
Page: 398
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'The clearest, most accurate, and most up-to-date account of the Ripper murders, by one of Britain's greatest and most respected experts on the "autumn of terror" in Victorian London.' William D. Rubenstein, Professor of Modern History, University of Wales, Aberystwyth England in the 1880s was a society in transition, shedding the skin of Victorianism and moving towards a more modern age. Promiscuity, moral decline, prostitution, unemployment, poverty, police inefficiency... all these things combined to create a feeling of uncertainty and fear. The East End of London became the focus of that fear. Here lived the uneducated, poverty-ridden and morally destitute masses. When Jack the Ripper walked onto the streets of the East End he came to represent everything that was wrong with the area and with society as a whole. He was fear in a human form, an unknown lurker in the shadows who could cross boundaries and kill. Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History is not yet another attempt to identify the culprit. Instead, the book sets the murders in their historical context, examining in depth what East London was like in 1888, how it came to be that way, and how events led to one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era.