Ghost Ship

Author: Brian Hicks
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345478351
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Ghost Ship from the Author: Brian Hicks. 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.

The Ghost Of The Mary Celeste

Author: Valerie Martin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385533519
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The Ghost Of The Mary Celeste from the Author: Valerie Martin. 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: Brian Freemantle
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453226699
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The Mary Celeste from the Author: Brian Freemantle. 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 Mary Celeste

Author: Jane Yolen
ISBN: 9781439562949
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The Mary Celeste from the Author: Jane Yolen. 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 Mystery Of The Mary Celeste

Author: Richard Brightfield
ISBN: 9780021852970
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The Mystery Of The Mary Celeste from the Author: Richard Brightfield. Story of the "ghost ship" Mary Celeste.

Mary Celeste

Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317865316
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Mary Celeste from the Author: Paul Begg. 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 Case Of Mary Celeste

Author: Sarah Tan
Publisher: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814320676
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The Case Of Mary Celeste from the Author: Sarah Tan. This story is about a 14-year old girl, Mary Celeste, who gets kidnapped. Her body is found chopped at Azure Lake by a fisherman. Who killed her and why?

Mary Celeste

Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
ISBN: 9786130220235
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Mary Celeste from the Author: Frederic P. Miller. The Mary Celeste (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Marie Celeste) was a brigantine merchant ship famously discovered in December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean unmanned and apparently abandoned, despite the fact that the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and able seamen. The Mary Celeste was in perfect condition and still under full sail heading towards the Straits of Gibraltar. The ship had been at sea for a month and had over six months of food and water on board. Her cargo was virtually untouched and the personal belongings of passengers and crew were still in place, including valuables. The crew was never seen or heard from again, and what happened to them is often cited as the greatest maritime mystery of all time. The fate of her crew has been the subject of much speculation. Theories range from alcoholic fumes to underwater earthquakes and waterspouts, along with paranormal accounts such as aliens, sea monsters and the Bermuda Triangle. The Mary Celeste is often described as the archetypal ghost ship in the sense that she was discovered derelict without any apparent explanation.

The Legend Of The Mary Celeste And Other Poems

Author: Francis Kerr Young
ISBN: 1411655206
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The Legend Of The Mary Celeste And Other Poems from the Author: Francis Kerr Young. 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.