Here is the prototypical “ghost ship” that other ghost ship stories are based on. The Mary Celeste departed from New York on November 7, 1872 on its way to Italy. On board were the experienced Captain Benjamin Briggs (how great a name is that?), his wife, their two-year-old daughter, and eight crew members.
Less than a month later, a passing British ship happened to sight the Mary Celeste adrift off the Azores. The Mary Celeste was in full sail and with all of its cargo on board, but all of the people and one lifeboat were missing. …and no one knows what became of them!
- Choose a great captain name for yourself. (#MyCaptainNameIs)
- Hide without telling anyone.
- Find a local mystery near you and see what you can learn about it.