A Disappearing Mystery The Mary Celeste
The mystery of The Mary Celeste is True and what you are about to discover is real. The Mary Celeste was captained by Benjamin Spooner Briggs in 1872. Benjamin Spooner Briggs was married to Sarah Elizabeth Briggs; they had two children, Arthur and Sophia. Captain Briggs was a very experienced master mariner and spent much of his life at sea. Briggs seemed to be a family man who worked hard, a strong believer in abstinence, and sincerely religious. The day before Captain Briggs departed he wrote a letter to his mother who was caring for his son Arthur, ho he had left behind on this voyage.
In his letter he gave no suspicion that led to his disappearance. The Mary Celeste set sail the 5th of November in 1872. Aboard The Mary Celeste were Captain Briggs, a crew of seven seamen, and two passengers; Sarah Briggs and Sophia. The Mary Celeste’s cargo was worth $35,000 there were 1,701 barrels of commercial alcohol. The barrels of alcohol were to be delivered to Genoa Italy. Shortly a month later The Mary Celeste was discovered drifting the waters of the Atlantic Ocean by a fellow ship and its crew, The Dei Gratia.
Oliver Deveau, the chief mate of The Dei Gratia boarded The Mary Celeste to find the ship abandoned and a “thoroughly wet mess”. The now knowingly abandoned Mary Celeste mystery investigation begins. The Mary Celeste and the facts when discovered condition of the ship Detailed What happened to the crew Piracy Mutiny Murder alcohol fumes curse The Mary celeste today Conclusion The mystery of The Mary Celeste is one of the “great all time ghost stories” because it is fact and today the remains of The Mary Celeste remain under the sea off the hores of Haiti.