The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing CrewBook - 2004
The Mary Celesste was cursed as soon as she was launced 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 sonehow the ship was recovered and refitted, and in the autunm 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. On December 4, 1872 the brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Brian Hicks plumbs the depths of this fabled nautical mystery and finally uncovers the truth.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 910.9163 Hic
Characteristics: xvi, 288 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.