The Mysterious Case of the Mary Celeste

150 Years of Myth and Mystique

The Mysterious Case of the Mary Celeste
Graham Faiella
NZ$ 53.99
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h216 x 138mm
14 Jul 2022 UK
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An annotated anthology of the 150 years legacy of fact, fiction and ' fake news' surrounding the mysterious abandonment of the brigantine Mary Celeste. The brigantine Mary Celeste was found abandoned and deserted, under sail, near the Azores, by the brigantine Dei Gratia, on 4 December 1872. And from that discovery, ' the greatest mystery of the sea' was born. Why had the vessel been abandoned by her crew, including the captain' s wife and young daughter, when she was apparently seaworthy and in good order? The Mary Celeste mystery soon inspired a pick-and-mix assortment of conjecture, supposition and ' fake news' for the desertion of the derelict. This new study commemorating the 150th anniversary of the incident, presents the facts, news reports, ' fake news,' and legacy of mystique and myth about a mystery that has often claimed to have been solved but which has remained an enduring enigma for so many years. AUTHOR: Graham Faiella has a deep and abiding interest in the lives of seafarers and ships, particularly of the deep-sea sailing ship era. He has personally sailed as crew on yachts, twice across the Atlantic, and on a 1750-tonne motor yacht around the world in 18 months (1973/74). He has accumulated a library collection of c. 1000 books on ships, seafarers and navigation, etc. and has previously written the Thrilling Tales of the Sea series for The History Press. He lives in London. 28 b/w illustrations
GRAHAM FAIELLA was born and raised in Bermuda. He has sailed across the Atlantic twice. In 1973-74 he joined an eighteen-month voyage around the world on a 1,750-ton ex-hydrographic research ship. After graduating from Edinburgh University he became a professional editor and writer. His most recent works reflect his interest in the lives of seafarers and ships, especially in the era of the deep-sea wind-ships.

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