The mystery juices will flow forever.  A boat, intact, is found drifting in the north Atlantic, and when boarded, it’s a ghost ship.  Almost everything in its place.  But no captain, nor crew member, nor passenger.  Simply gone, as was the single lifeboat.

No one from the ship was ever seen again, no trace found.


The Mary Celeste had been under the command of a responsible, experienced captain, Benjamin Briggs.  He was sailing with his wife aboard, and young daughter, and a small crew for Genoa, Italy.

What was their fate?  And more importantly, what would drive everyone off a stable, seaworthy ship, into a lifeboat not made for long-distance voyages?

The Mary Celeste mystery is a classic.  What happened that day in December of 1872?