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.

The Legend of the Mary Celeste and Other Poems


Author: Francis Kerr Young
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411655206
Category: Poetry
Page: 180
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The Legend of the Mary Celeste is a 4500-word poem about this ill-starred ship and the horrible events that caused her to be discoveredadrift and abandoned near the Azores in November 1872. The anthology of poems is in seven sections: A Medley of Sonnets on various subjects; Poems of West Virginia, Seafarers of the 20th Century, includes a voyage aboard the RMS Queen Mary; Whaâs like us? Humorous views and flashbacks of an exile Scot; Ballades and Villanelles, modern versions of 14th-century poems, and finally Recollections, works that reflect life, human nature, Mother Nature, humour, sadness, grief, war, and current events.

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

A Novel
Author: Valerie Martin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385533519
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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A captivating, atmospheric return to historical fiction that is every bit as convincing and engrossing as Martin's landmark Mary Reilly. In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact and there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone. They were never found. This maritime mystery lies at the center of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late-nineteenth-century literary society. While on a voyage to Africa, a rather hard-up and unproven young writer named Arthur Conan Doyle hears of the Mary Celeste and decides to write an outlandish short story about what took place. This story causes quite a sensation back in the United States, particularly between sought-after Philadelphia spiritualist medium Violet Petra and a rational-minded journalist named Phoebe Grant, who is seeking to expose Petra as a fraud. Then there is the family of the Mary Celeste's captain, a family linked to the sea for generations and marked repeatedly by tragedy. Each member of this ensemble cast holds a critical piece to the puzzle of the Mary Celeste. These three elements—a ship found sailing without a crew, a famous writer on the verge of enormous success, and the rise of an unorthodox and heretical religious fervor—converge in unexpected ways, in diaries, in letters, in safe harbors and rough seas. In a haunted, death-obsessed age, a ghost ship appearing in the mist is by turns a provocative mystery, an inspiration to creativity, and a tragic story of the disappearance of a family and of a bond between husband and wife that, for one moment, transcends the impenetrable barrier of death.

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.

Mystery of the Mary Celeste


Author: Krasner, Barbara
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1680772414
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Get closer to solving the mystery of the Mary Celeste with this riveting title. Learn about leading theories, important clues, and study the evidence to develop your on conclusions about the disappearance of this ship.

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.

The Story of the "Mary Celeste"


Author: Charles Edey Fay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780486257303
Category: Transportation
Page: 261
View: 1967

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Mary Celeste Syndrome

Ships from Which All Human Life Has Vanished
Author: John Pinkney
Publisher: john pinkney
ISBN: 9780987093561
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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On January 9 2003 the Australian naval vessel HMAS Stuart found a 150-tonne craft High Aim 6 drifting deserted in the Indian Ocean. The captains reading glasses lay in the wheelhouse. Toothbrushes dangled from a rack. Clothes and wallets were undisturbed. Yet the skipper and his 10 crewmen had vanished without trace. After fruitlessly seeking clues, the Australians nicknamed the ship Mary Celeste. Despite massive sea-air searches the men were never found. The original Mary Celeste had created global speculation in 1872, when she was similarly discovered adrift and empty. Contemporary reports mistakenly described the mystery as a one-off. But as any painstaking researcher can confirm, Mary Celeste and High Aim 6 are part of a pattern - which has repeated itself across many centuries. A pattern of ships mysteriously stripped of all human life: a phenomenon whose meaning defies our understanding. Author John Pinkney has devoted his career to investigating such profound enigmas as the Mary Celeste syndrome. A host of similarly baffling cases can also be found in this unique book.

A Great Sea Mystery

The True Story of the "Mary Celeste"
Author: John Gilbert Lockhart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sea stories
Page: 173
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Mary Celeste Adrift


Author: J.A. Marlow
Publisher: Star Catcher Publishing
ISBN: 1937042405
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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Strange things happen in the Briggs Triangle... Low-ranked crew member Riya Cobley gets the lovely privilege of joining the team to investigate the drifting space-freighter "Mary Celeste." The mystery mounts when they find prepared food still sitting on the tables, intact systems, yet no crew or record of them leaving. Where did everyone go? Then new alarms sound on both ships... A science fiction suspense novelette inspired by the real "Mary Celeste" maritime mystery. Keywords: Scifi, Adventure, Science Fiction, Legend, Curse, Ghost Ship, Mary Celeste, Maritime Mystery

The Saga of the Mary Celeste

Ill-fated Mystery Ship
Author: Stanley T. Spicer
Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781551094021
Category: Fiction
Page: 56
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Stanley T. Spicer is the author of numerous books and articles including Glooscap Legends and Captain From Fundy. He lives in Spencer's Island, Nova Scotia.

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?