The Mary Celeste?
who? what? when? where? why?
The Mary Celeste, a Ship abandoned for no reason..
Who? What? When? Where? Why?
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The Mystical Mary Celeste
A giant ship in the middle of nowhere, no crew and no sign of danger (The Mystery of Mary Celeste). Why did they leave? The Mary Celeste was a boat left in the ocean with no passengers or crew (Blumberg). “Their only lifeboat was missing”(“The Mystery of Mary Celeste”). It was December 5,1872 when the Mary Celeste was found floating in the deas (Blumberg). The ship was found by a boat called the British Brig (Blumberg). There are plenty of theories as to why the passengers of the Mary Celeste left. Evidence will show that the Mary Celeste passengers were planning on getting back on the boat when they left (Blumberg).
Lots of interested people have come up with theories as to why the passengers left the Mary Celeste. Some theories are that they found land, they thought the boat was going to sink so the left, and that the sea air and or water drove their brain crazy leading them to make unusual decisions (Mary Celeste Fact not Fiction). But evidence will show that the passengers were planning on getting back on the boat when they left (Blumberg). The first piece of evidence is that some navigational tools were missing on the boat (The Mystery of Mary Celeste). They could have used the tools to find their way back to the boat. Some of the navigation tools could have been compasses, maps, cross staff, and quadrants (Explorers at Sea Navigation Tool). The data shows that the passengers were going to try and find their way back to the boat. The second piece of evidence is that the food on their table was left untouched (Blumberg). “They had a meal on their table set up with silverware.”(“The Mystery of Mary Celeste”). How was food served? In the 1800s the food was served hot and they ate big servings (Type of Food in Eighteenth Century England). That data shows that they quickly set up a meal so they could eat when they came back. “The third piece of evidence is that the passengers left six month of food and water supply on the boat.” (“Blumberg”). How did they store food and water supply in the 1800s? Boats usually stored their food and water supply with jars and pots for water and food (Canal Carriers). That data shows that they were leaving the food on the boat because they weren't preparing to leave for good.
Its been 143 years since the Mary Celeste passengers went missing (Mary Celeste Fact Not Fiction). But now we can tell how they vanished with leaving no sign of where they've gone (Blumberg). They did not disappear because of seasickness, or that they found land which were some theories (Mary Celeste Fact Not Fiction). But using the evidence given you can tell that they left the ship planning to get back on (Blumberg). Now that the ships passengers are no longer unknown it can sail freely.
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