Mary Celeste

Intrepid eyes follow flocks of gulls, squinting for a better view as overhead clouds squander more daylight. The ship should not have been in this sea lane.
With a sense of decency and accommodate maritime laws the captain issued intractable orders. They would row across the choppy, narrow alley now between the two ships, hopefully beating the bad weather closing in.
Climbing up the sides of the dead-in-the-water-ship, soon they found pewter mugs still filled with liquid and, half eaten biscuits, now green from mold. A trip around the whole ship led to more intrigue. The crew had simply disappeared leaving nothing to attest or pass down into history, of whatever happened to the crew of the Mary Celeste.


For some reason the wordle words reminded me of this. The tale of the Mary Celeste has intrigued thousands since she was discovered adrift and abandoned one month after setting sail. There have been many theories as to what occurred on board some of which are covered by the link to Wikipedia.

Shared with The Sunday Whirl #54

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

12 thoughts on “Mary Celeste”

  1. OOOh, Cool info and delightful wordle. Thanks! Was the Mary Celeste in one of the ‘Triangles’ that seem to just take and never give? I’ll have to look into what Wiki says.

  2. Cool description of what they found. I’ll have to share this with my husband as any and everything maritime is his thing.

  3. Terrific. No trace of Wordle. Interesting and descriptive! It left me wanting more information!

  4. The aliens did it! They beamed them all off board to their mothership and took them to their planet for experimentation. Or maybe Nessie was hungry or some government experiment gone wrong or they crossed into another reality or they rhymed too much and had to jump overboard.

  5. Interesting post, Bren. It definitely would be fascinating to REALLY know what happened on board.

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