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Ghost Ship: The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2005

    Perhaps the Mystery is Solved

    With the ship found sailing adrift on the open ocean with the passengers and crew missing without a trace the Mary Celeste mystery has haunted nautical history for more than a century. The story is well written, and the solution to the mystery the author posits actually makes the most sense of anything ever offered although the real truth will never be known.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2010

    The Cursed Vessel,forever an unsolved Mystery

    Ghost Ship The Ghost Ship is about a cursed vessel that sailed the Atlantic from 1860-1885. The ship, named The Mary Celeste, was a 100-foot brigantine. It was found drifting through the ocean without a single person on board. There was no sign of struggle, damage, or ransacked cargo. She was under the command of Captain Benjamin Briggs, who was sailing with his wife, daughter, and trusted crew. There are many theories as to what happened that day. Some theories are: mutiny, pirates, insurance fraud, foul weather, aliens, or the Bermuda Triangle theory. People made up explanations to reassure themselves there was a logical explanation for what happened; others made up theories to get attention and put their stories in the newspaper. I liked how the author described the scene where the crew first finds the ship and all the details of it. I also like how he made it obvious which theory he thought was correct. Some dislikes I had about the book were that there were a lot of people he mentioned and sometimes he used their first name, other times he used their last name, and a few times he used both. It was very hard to follow which person he was talking about. I think people should read this because there are so many theories on how the ship lost its crew, and it tells the story of the cursed vessel's life. Other recommended works would be Raising the Hunley, which is about recovering the lost Confederate Submarine. Also Into the Wind, a story about the world's longest race. My overall rating for this book would be a 7, because it was interesting and exciting, but it was hard to follow.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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