The Mary Celeste (sometimes incorrectly spelt Marie Celeste) was a brigantine discovered in the Atlantic Ocean unmanned and under sail heading towards the Strait of Gibraltar in 1872. In Sailing, a brigantine is a vessel with two masts only the forward of which is Square rigged Originally the brigantine was a small ship carrying both oars and The Strait of Gibraltar ( Arabic: مضيق جبل طارق Spanish: Estrecho de Gibraltar) is the Strait that connects the Atlantic The fate of the crew is the subject of much speculation; theories range from alcoholic fumes to underwater earthquakes, along with a large number of fictional accounts. The Mary Celeste is often described as the archetypal ghost ship. In modern English, the term ghost ship has come to denote at least one of three separate (though occasionally overlapping definitions all of which involving in one respect
The Mary Celeste was a 103-foot (31 m), 282-ton brigantine. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Tonnage is a measure of the size or Cargo capacity of a Ship. In Sailing, a brigantine is a vessel with two masts only the forward of which is Square rigged Originally the brigantine was a small ship carrying both oars and She was built in 1861 as the Amazon at Spencer's Island, Nova Scotia, the first large vessel built in this community. Spencer's Island is a rural community in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia located at the western end of Greville Bay on Nova Scotia (ˌnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə ( Latin for New Scotland; Alba Nuadh Nouvelle-Écosse is a Canadian province located on Canada 's
The ship was thought by some to have had bad luck due to numerous misadventures. Her first captain died at the very beginning of her maiden voyage and she also collided with another vessel in the English Channel. However, after this rough beginning, the brigantine had several profitable and uneventful years under her Nova Scotian owners until she was driven ashore in a storm in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1867. Glace Bay (2001 pop 16984 is a community in the eastern part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. She was salvaged and subsequently sold to American owners who made substantial changes and renamed her Mary Celeste in 1869. 
On November 5, 1872, under the command of Captain Benjamin Briggs, the ship picked up a cargo of commercial alcohol shipped by Meissner Ackermann & Co and set sail from Staten Island, New York to Genoa, Italy. Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) Year 1872 ( MDCCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Benjamin Spooner Briggs ( 24 April 1835 -1872 was an American sailor and the captain of the Mary Celeste when she was discovered Staten Island (ˌstætənˈaɪlənd is a borough of New York City situated primarily on the island of the same name New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Genoa ( Genova, ˈdʒɛːnova in Italian; Zena in Genoese and Ligurian; Genua in Latin and archaically in English Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest In addition to the captain and a crew of seven, she carried two passengers, the captain's wife, Sarah E. Briggs (maiden name Cobb), and their two-year-old daughter, Sophia Matilda, making 10 people in total.
On December 4, 1872 (some reports give December 5, due to a lack of standard time zones in the 19th century), the Mary Celeste was sighted by the Dei Gratia, commanded by Captain David Reed Morehouse, who knew Captain Briggs. "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Year 1872 ( MDCCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar The Dei Gratia had left New York harbour only seven days after the Mary Celeste. Dei Gratia's crew observed her for two hours, under full sail and heading toward the Strait of Gibraltar. The Strait of Gibraltar ( Arabic: مضيق جبل طارق Spanish: Estrecho de Gibraltar) is the Strait that connects the Atlantic They concluded that she was drifting, though she was flying no distress signals.
Oliver Deveau, the chief mate of the Dei Gratia, led a party in a small boat to board the Mary Celeste. He found the ship in generally good condition, though he reported that "the whole ship was a thoroughly wet mess". There was only one operational pump, with a lot of water between decks and three-and-a-half feet (1. 1 m) of water in the hold. The forehatch and the lazarette were both open, the clock was not functioning and the compass was destroyed. A lazarette (also spelled lazaret) is a special area on a boat The sextant and marine chronometer were missing, and the only lifeboat appeared to have been intentionally launched rather than torn away, suggesting the ship had been deliberately abandoned. This article is about the sextant as used for Navigation. For the astronomer's sextant, see Sextant (astronomical. A marine chronometer is a timekeeper precise enough to be used as a portable Time standard; it can therefore be used to determine Longitude by means of Celestial A lifeboat is a small craft carried on a ship to provide a means of emergency evacuation in the event of a disaster aboard the ship Popular stories of untouched breakfasts with cups of tea on the cabin table, washing hung out to dry, a cat found asleep on top of the gallery locker and a bowl of a half-eaten apple pie are wholly without substance. 
The cargo of 1,701 barrels of alcohol was intact, although when it was eventually unloaded in Genoa, nine barrels were found to be empty. A barrel or cask is a hollow cylindrical container traditionally made of Wood Staves and bound with Iron Hoops The A six-month supply of food and water was aboard. All of the ship's papers, except the captain's logbook, were missing. A Logbook was originally a book for recording readings from the log, and is used to determine the distance a ship traveled within a certain amount of time The last log entry was dated November 24 and placed her 100 miles (160 km) west of the Portuguese islands of the Azores. Events 380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. The Azores ( Açores ɐˈsoɾɨʃ or) is a Portuguese Archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1500 km (950  mi) from The last entry on the ship's slate showed her as having reached the island of Santa Maria in the Azores on November 25. The island of Santa Maria ( pron 'sɐ̃tɐ mɐ'ɾiɐ Portuguese for Saint Mary) is an island located in the southeastern part of the Azores Events 1034 - Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots dies Donnchad, the
Crewmen from the Dei Gratia sailed the Mary Celeste to Gibraltar where, during a hearing, the judge praised them for their courage and skill. Gibraltar (dʒɨˈbrɒltər is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar However, admiralty court officer Frederick Solly Flood turned the hearings from a simple salvage claim into a de facto trial of the men of the Dei Gratia, whom Flood suspected of foul play. In the end, the court did award prize money to the crew, but the sum was much less than it should have been, as "punishment" for suspected, but unproved, wrongdoing. Captain Morehouse was awarded one fifth of the ship and cargo. 
None of the Mary Celeste's crew or passengers were found, and it is unlikely that the events leading to their disappearance will ever be known with certainty.
In early 1873, two small wooden rafts made from timbers lashed together were spotted offshore by fishermen from Spain. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. On one raft were four dead bodies; on the other a single body wrapped in an American flag. It has been hypothesized that these were the remains of five people from the Mary Celeste. However, the bodies were buried in a single grave without being identified positively.
The recovered ship was used for 12 years by a variety of owners.
During January 1885, she was loaded with an over-insured cargo of scrap, including boots and cat food, by her last captain who attempted to sink her to claim insurance money. The plan did not work as the ship refused to sink after having been run up on the Rochelois Reef in Haiti and an insurance investigation revealed the fraud. Haiti ( English: ˈheɪ·tiː or haɪ·ˈjiː·tiː French Haïti a·i·ti Haitian Creole: 
On August 9, 2001, an expedition headed by author Clive Cussler (representing the National Underwater and Marine Agency) and Canadian film producer John Davis announced that they had found the remains of the brigantine off the Isle de Gonave in Haiti. Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Clive Eric Cussler (born July 15, 1931 in Aurora Illinois) is an American Adventure novelist and marine archaeologist The National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA is a private Non-profit organization in the United States, based on a fictional organization from the novels of Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Archaeologist James P. Delgado identified the wreck as Mary Celeste based on a survey of the large bay and by analyzing vessel fastenings, ballast, timber, and evidence of the fire that burned the stranded hulk. James P Delgado (born in 1958 is a Maritime Archaeologist, Explorer and Author. This evidence matched the wreck with historical accounts of Mary Celeste. Other researchers have, however, disputed this claim. Scott St George of the Geological Survey of Canada and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona analyzed samples from wood fragments recovered from the site in an effort to reconstruct sufficient tree ring data for dating. The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC (Commission Géologique du Canada (CGC is part of the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada. The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR was established in 1937 by A The University of Arizona (also referred to as UA, U of A, or Arizona) is a Land-grant and space-grant public institution Dendrochronology (from Greek grc δένδρον dendron, "tree" grc χρόνος khronos, "time" and grc -λογία Based on this, St. George felt that the wood was cut from trees still living at least a decade after the ship sank, as cited in The Independent of January 23, 2005. The Independent is a British compact Newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly 's Independent News & Media. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
Many theories have been proposed to explain the mystery, ranging from the mundane and plausible to the fantastic.
The most plausible theories are based on the barrels of alcohol. Briggs had never hauled such a dangerous cargo before and did not trust it. Nine leaking barrels would have caused a buildup of vapor in the hold. Historian Conrad Byers believed that Captain Briggs ordered the hold to be opened, resulting in a violent rush of fumes and then steam. Believing the ship was about to explode, Briggs ordered everyone into the lifeboat, failing, in his haste, to properly secure it to the ship with a strong towline. The wind picked up and blew the ship away from them. The occupants of the lifeboat either drowned or drifted out to sea to die of hunger, thirst and exposure.
First put forth by the ship's owner, James Winchester, this theory is perhaps the most widely accepted explanation for the disappearance. Even paranormally-inclined writers like Richard Winer and Colin Wilson consider this the most likely solution to the Celeste mystery. Richard Winer is an American author of fiction books dealing mainly with the Supernatural or the paranormal Colin Henry Wilson (born June 26, 1931 in Leicester) is a prolific British writer
A refinement of this theory was proposed in 2005 by German historian Eigel Wiese. At his suggestion, scientists at University College London created a crude reconstruction of the ship's hold to test the theory of the alcohol vapor's ignition. University College London ( UCL) is a multi-faculty university institution based in the United Kingdom and a constituent college of the University of London Using butane as the fuel and paper cubes as the barrels, the hold was sealed and the vapor ignited. The force of the explosion blew the hold doors open and shook the scale model, which was about the size of a coffin. Ethanol burns at a relatively low temperature with a flash point of 13°C or 55. The flash point of a flammable liquid is the lowest Temperature at which it can form an ignitable mixture in air 4°F. A minimal spark is needed, for example from two metal objects rubbing together. None of the paper cubes was damaged, nor even left with scorch marks. This theory may explain the remaining cargo being found intact and the fracture on the ship's rail, possibly by one of the hold doors. This burning in the hold would have been violent and perhaps enough to scare the crew into lowering the boat, but the flames would not have been hot enough to have left burn marks. A frayed rope trailing in the water behind the ship is suggested to be evidence that the crew remained attached to the ship hoping that the emergency would pass. The ship was abandoned while under full sail and a storm was recorded shortly after. It is possible that the rope to the lifeboat parted because of the force from the ship under full sail. A small boat in a storm would not have fared as well as the Mary Celeste.
Some people theorize that the alcohol was to blame, but for a different reason. They believe that the crew tried to break into the hold to drink the alcohol, murdered Captain Briggs in the process, and later stole a lifeboat.
Another theory has suggested there was a mutiny among the crew who murdered a tyrannical Briggs and his family, then escaped in the lifeboat. Mutiny is a conspiracy among members of a group of similarly-situated individuals (typically members of the Military; or the Crew of any ship even However, Briggs had no history to suggest he was the type of captain to provoke his crew to mutiny. First Mate Albert Richardson and the rest of the crew also had excellent reputations. See also Seafarer's professions and ranks A Chief Mate (C/M or Chief Officer, usually also synonymous (except on Passenger liners which 
An alternate scenario has the ship encountering a waterspout, a tornado-like storm with a funnel cloud that occurs at sea. A waterspout is an intense columnar Vortex (usually appearing as a Funnel -shaped Cloud) that occurs over a Body of water and is connected to A tornado is a violent rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a Cumulonimbus cloud or in rare cases the base of a Cumulus In such a case, it is suggested, the water surrounding the ship may, in being sucked upwards, have given the impression that the Mary Celeste was sinking. It would explain why the Mary Celeste was soaking wet when discovered by the crew of the Dei Gratia, and a mass panic among the crew during such an occasion would probably explain the scratched railing, and the broken compass, as well as the missing lifeboat. A further theory offered by Captain David Williams is that a seaquake erupted below the ship and jarred open nine barrels of alcohol (~450 gallons), which leaked into the bilge. The earthquake also dislodged the flue for the hot stove on deck and caused embers from the fire to drift into the rigging. Smelling the alcohol in full view of the burning embers caused the crew to panic and abandon the ship. The ship sailed on alone without the crew. The crew then decided to try to catch the ship and sail off after her in the small sailing dingy, but they never caught up with the Mary Celeste and died at sea.
Yet another theory claims that ergotism from contaminated flour aboard the ship which could have led all its occupants to throw themselves overboard. Ergotism is the effect of long-term Ergot Poisoning traditionally due to the Ingestion of the Alkaloids produced by the Claviceps purpurea However, the sailors from the Dei Gratia were not affected.
Brian Hicks and Stanley Spicer in recent books revived the theory that Captain Briggs opened the hold to ventilate it while becalmed. The release of noxious alcoholic fumes from the hold might have panicked the captain and crew into abandoning ship for the yawl, tied to the halyard by an inadequate rope. YAWL (Yet Another Workflow Language is a Workflow language based on the Workflow patterns. In Sailing, a halyard or halliard is a line ( Rope) that is used to hoist (pull up a Sail, a Flag or a yard. If this broke with a weather change and consequent wind, then it could easily have explained the sudden and mysterious exit from the ship.
Hicks claims in the Real Life Media documentary that the cargo was a different material, methanol which is toxic. Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, carbinol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha or wood spirits, is a Chemical compound The records do not support this.
A recent Smithsonian investigation posits that the captain thought himself very near the Azores during a bad storm, and with one pump inoperative, abandoned ship for the island. The Smithsonian Institution (smɪθsoʊnɪən is an educational and research institute and associated Museum complex administered and funded by the Government of However, he was off by 100 miles. 
The Mary Celeste is notable in part for the amount of interest that it has generated as an icon for writers of fiction.
The fictional depiction by Arthur Conan Doyle is credited as creating the Mary Celeste myth. J Habakuk Jephson's Statement is an 1884 Short story by a then-young Arthur Conan Doyle, loosely based on the real mystery of the abandonment of the Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930 was an Anglo-Scottish Author most noted for his stories about the In 1884, Conan Doyle published a story entitled "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement", part of the book The Captain of the Polestar.
Doyle's story drew very heavily on the original incident, but included a considerable amount of fiction and called the ship the Marie Céleste. Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. Much of this story's fictional content, and the incorrect name, have come to dominate popular accounts of the incident, and were even published as fact by several newspapers. It was said that their tea was still warm and breakfast was cooking when the ship was discovered; these are fictional details from Doyle's story. In reality, the last entry in the ship's log was eleven days before the discovery of the abandoned ship.
Fosdyk's story was published in Strand Magazine, a monthly publication of works of fiction. The Abel Fosdyk papers (or Abel Fosdyk's Story) is an apocryphal explanation of the fate of the Ghost ship the Mary Celeste which was presented The Strand Magazine was a monthly fiction magazine founded by George Newnes. It does not match the known facts regarding the Mary Celeste.
Howard Pease's 1934 Tod Moran mystery, The Ship Without a Crew, was inspired by the story of the Mary Celeste.
The story was fictionalized in a now rare 1935 British film called The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (also known as Phantom Ship), which starred Bela Lugosi. The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (aka The Phantom Ship) ( 1935) is one of the early films from Hammer Film Productions and was directed Béla Lugosi (October 20 1882 &ndash August 16 1956 was an iconic Hungarian stage and film actor best known for his portrayal of Count Dracula in the American
The December 27, 1955 broadcast of the radio program Suspense presented a fictionalized account of the disappearance where the crew disappeared leaving one man behind (a criminal played by John Dehner). Events 537 - The Hagia Sophia is completed 1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Suspense is the Feeling of uncertainty and Anxiety about the outcome of certain actions most often referring to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work John Dehner ( November 23, 1915 - February 4, 1992) was an American actor in radio television and films playing countless roles In the epilogue, the host suggests the main character's story was discovered in a bottle washed ashore years later. They also suggest he may have hidden aboard after the ship was found by hanging off the ship by a rope tied to his belt and that the rope and belt (still attached) was later found but it had broken in the middle. Alternatively, the host puts forward a theory that the ship may have beached on a rare and very temporary island that forms from the outflows of an African river. These islands wash away as quickly as they surface.
The Goon Show aired an episode called "The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (Solved)" on November 16, 1954. The Goon Show was a British Radio comedy programme originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960 Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar)
The 1956 book The Wreck of the Mary Deare, by Hammond Innes, drew inspiration from the Mary Celeste story. Ralph Hammond Innes ( July 15, 1913 &ndash June 10, 1998) was an English author who wrote over 30 novels as well as children's
Numerous episodes of the Star Trek series recycled the central Mary Celeste myth of an abandoned ship found with no crew aboard.
The Doctor Who serial The Chase (1965) suggested that the arrival of time-travelling Daleks caused the terrified crew of the ship to jump overboard. Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The Chase is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly A Dalek (, ˈdɑːlεk is a member of a Fictional extraterrestrial race of Mutants from the British science fiction television
In 1973, science-fiction author Philip José Farmer penned a novel, The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, in which he has two of Jules Verne's most famous characters, Phileas Fogg and Captain Nemo, square off against one another in a scene on board the Mary Celeste. Philip José Farmer (born January 26 1918) is an American Author, principally known for his Science fiction and fantasy The Other Log of Phileas Fogg is a science fiction/ Steampunk novel written by Philip José Farmer in 1973 Jules Gabriel Verne ( February 8 1828 &ndash March 24 1905) was a French Author who pioneered the science-fiction Phileas Fogg is the main Fictional character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Captain Nemo is a Fictional character featured in Jules Verne 's novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870 and The Mysterious
The 1970s British sci-fi serial Sapphire & Steel suggested in Adventure 1 that, in unseen events set prior to the story, the inter-dimensional operatives were assigned to deal with a time break aboard the Mary Celeste (according to Sapphire, the trigger was an out-of-date ship's log—a nautical souvenir belonging to the Captain), which would have caused the end of time itself. Sapphire & Steel is a British television science-fiction series starring David McCallum as Steel and Joanna Lumley as Sapphire A Logbook was originally a book for recording readings from the log, and is used to determine the distance a ship traveled within a certain amount of time Steel had been forced to send the original ship and crew out of time (and presumably to their deaths); although he left behind a replica of the ship, he unfortunately forgot to replicate the bodies.
The 1973 Thomas Pynchon novel Gravity's Rainbow briefly mentions the ship—though as the "Marie-Celeste"—comparing it to the tunnels of Mittelwerke: "Though found adrift and haunted, full of signs of recent human tenancy, this is not the legendary ship Marie-Celeste—it isn't bounded so neatly. Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr (born May 8 1937 is an American writer based in New York City, noted for his dense and complex works of Fiction. Gravity's Rainbow is an epic postmodern novel written by Thomas Pynchon and first published on February 28 1973. . . "
Stephen King's story "The Langoliers", from Four Past Midnight, refers to the incident. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, The Langoliers is one of four novellas published in the Stephen King book Four Past Midnight in 1990. Four Past Midnight is a collection of four Novellas by Stephen King, published in 1990.
Al Stewart, in the song "Life in Dark Water" from the album Time Passages, refers to the vessel, perhaps to imply that another ship (a submarine) has been abandoned. Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart, 5 September 1945 in Glasgow) is a British Singer-songwriter and folk rock Musician. Time Passages is the eighth album by Al Stewart, released in 1978
In Greg Bear's book Eon, published in 1985, there is a reference to the Mary Celeste. Gregory Dale Bear (born August 20, 1951) is an American Science fiction and mainstream author Eon is a 1985 Science fiction novel by Greg Bear. It is the first story written in The Way fictional universe "The Stone", a mysterious and empty asteroid (possibly an object from another dimension), arrives in Earth's atmosphere, found to be empty yet references a once-advanced society. A character, Patricia Vasquez, comments that she "feels like she is on the Mary Celeste" when the first exploratory mission is undertaken.
In the 1990 horror-film remake of Night of the Living Dead, a plaque outside the front door of the farmhouse reads "M. Night of the Living Dead is a Film released in 1990. It is a Remake of George A Celeste". Director Tom Savini states on the DVD's commentary that this is a reference to the Mary Celeste. Further details include scenes of still-smoldering cigarettes in ashtrays and food still cooking on the stoves, but the residents are missing.
In the 1994 science-fiction novel The Woman Between the Worlds, by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, an Englishman in the year 1898 enters a portal connecting London to an alien world that exists in the same space as Earth but in another dimension. Fergus (also Feargus) Gwynplaine MacIntyre is a Scottish-born journalist novelist, poet and illustrator who now resides in Wales and New York One of the human prisoners on this planet is a European sailor named Volkert; in real life, one crewman who vanished from the Mary Celeste on its final voyage was a Dutchman named Volkert Lorenzen.
An episode of the 1996 series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest titled "In the Wake of the Mary Celeste" deals with the ship as well. The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is an Animated Action-adventure Television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons and broadcast
In the 1999 British movie Guest House Paradiso, starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, a couple come to stay at the hotel but think for a few moments nobody is there after ringing the reception bell a few times. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Guest House Paradiso is a 1999 comedy Slapstick movie, starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, and directed by Edmondson Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (born 7 March, 1958) is an English Actor, Writer and Comedian. Adrian Charles "Ade" Edmondson (born 24 January 1957 is an English Actor, Comedian, director and Writer Richard (Mayall) and Edward (Edmondson), are watching them from the top of the nearby staircase and then eventually descend with Richard bellowing "Good morning!, good morning!, good morning!", before the wife of the couple claimed she thought the hotel for a minute was like the Marie Celeste, due to the lack of people on reception, with Richard then for about five minutes laughing hysterically, with some of the laugher near the end forced deliberately for comedy effect. After a while he writes it down, and then realises what the wife meant by saying "Sort of implying the sort of hotel, nobody wants to stay".
The song "Sinking", from the 2000 Alabama 3 album La Peste, is about a ship that is stranded at sea after its captain dies of a drug overdose. Alabama 3 are a British band mixing rock, dance, Blues, country and gospel styles La Peste is the second Album by Alabama 3. Track listing "Too Sick To Pray" - 444 "Mansion On The Hill" In the song, the captain's dying words are: "Beware, don't stare at the Mary Celeste, this quest of ours is cursed. "
The title of Nurse With Wound's 2003 album Salt Marie Celeste is a reference to Mary Celeste. Nurse with Wound (or shortened as NWW) is the main recording name for British musician Steven Stapleton.
In Roger Zelazny's short story "And I Alone Am Escaped to Tell Thee", a seaman escapes from the accursed Flying Dutchman, only to be rescued by the Mary Celeste. Roger Joseph Zelazny ( May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American writer of Fantasy and Science fiction The Flying Dutchman, according to Folklore, is a Ghost ship that can never go home and is doomed to sail the oceans forever
Dean Koontz wrote a book, Phantoms, that explains mass disappearances like the Mary Celeste. Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9 1945 is an American Author. Best known for his Novels that could broadly be described as Suspense thrillers Koontz In the book, the "Ancient Enemy" is blamed. It lives at the bottom of the ocean and feeds mostly on aquatic life, but every once in a while, it encounters a ship and eats all the passengers.
In Babylon 5, a transport ship named the Marie Celeste can be heard mentioned in background public announcements. Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created produced and largely written by J Specifically, it is the ship that transports Thomas (aka Jinxo) off the station in the episode "Grail".
The Mary Celeste features in Vampire Hunter D: Raiser of Gales by Hideyuki Kikuchi. is the title character of a series of novels by Japanese horror and pulp author Hideyuki Kikuchi. Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地 秀行 Kikuchi Hideyuki) (born on September 25, 1949) is a Japanese author famous for his horror novels specifically Vampire D escapes from a dimensional prison, causing a tear in the time-space continuum. SpaceTime is a patent-pending three dimensional graphical user interface that allows end users to search their content such as Google Google Images Yahoo! YouTube eBay Amazon and RSS This causes many disappearances across history before it seals itself, the crew of the Mary Celeste being among them.
In the 2001 SciFi-channel movie Lost Voyage, Judd Nelson briefly recounts the tale of the Mary Celeste.
The 2002 movie Ghost Ship makes a lengthy and mostly inaccurate reference to the ship. Ghost Ship ( 2002) is a horror movie, directed by Steve Beck.
In Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga, an alien spaceship which crash-landed on the planet Far Away is named the Mary Celeste. Peter F Hamilton (born 2 March 1960 is a British Science fiction Author. The Commonwealth Saga is a series of Science fiction novels by British science fiction writer Peter F
The crew and passengers are listed in the ship's log as:
|Benjamin S. Briggs||Captain||American||38|
|Albert C. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Events 380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal Events 1034 - Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots dies Donnchad, the "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Benjamin Spooner Briggs ( 24 April 1835 -1872 was an American sailor and the captain of the Mary Celeste when she was discovered Richardson||Mate||American||28|
|Andrew Gilling||2nd Mate||Danish||25|
|Edward W. Head||Steward & Cook||American||23|
|Sarah Elizabeth Briggs||Captain's Wife||30|
|Sophia Matilda Briggs||Captain's Daughter||2|
Captain Benjamin Briggs
First mate Albert Richardson