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?