The disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste, in the Atlantic Ocean, in 1872, has been one of the more puzzling maritime mysteries of the past few centuries. Actor David Whiteley's voice is precise and dramatic here as he outlines the strange story, its popularity via Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictionalized version, and the many explanations that have been offered for the vanishing of the crew. Overall, an enjoyable and even-handed introduction to the mingling of fact and fiction that surrounds this odd tale.
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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.
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If you could sum up Mary Celeste in three words, what would they be?
The Mystery Ship
What was one of the most memorable moments of Mary Celeste?
It was all thought provoking
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The discovery that the crew were missing!
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The story is not intended to be funny or upsetting. To me it it is intended to make you think.
Any additional comments?
A good introduction to a well known mystery of the sea. Anyone wishing to delve deeper may find that most of the mystery stems from the lack of Communications in those days. . .but then again. . .?