Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea

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Mary Celeste is one of the greatest maritime and historical mysteries of it time. Found floating, crewless in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in 1872, the last entry into the Captain's logs gave no indication of anything untoward happening. Who were the crew of the Mary Celeste and what happened to them?


  • Wreckage of the ship was found a couple of years ago - reawakening interest in the story
  • Fantastic tale of mystery and intrigue
  • No new book written on the subject for many years

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In 1872 the brigantine Mary Celeste was found sailing aimlessly in the Atlantic Ocean, her crew strangely and inexplicably missing. What happened to them has remained an enduring mystery of the sea.

 

Paul Begg tells the story of the discovery of Mary Celeste and the people who vanished, and investigates over a century¿s worth of speculation and survivors¿ tales, searching for the facts behind one of the world¿s great mysteries.

About the Author:

Paul Begg is the author of Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History (Longman) and two other highly respected books about Jack the Ripper. He is also the author of the widely respected 'Into Thin Air' (David & Charles) about mysterious disappearances, which included a chapter about the Mary Celeste. He also wrote extensively for 'The Unexplained', a part-work about mysteries to which he contributed a cover article about Mary Celeste and has appeared on a Channel 5 documentary about the discovery of the mystery ship's wreckage.

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