The truth about the Mary Celeste

A modern steel ship has arrived in the Bay of Gibraltar, a resting place on one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, its crew safely on board sleeping.

But let us go back in time to 1872 when ships were made of wood, powered by wind and sail, and the crew sometimes vanished . . . without any trace.

Much has been written and continues to be written about the enigma of this vessel, most of what you think you know about it is not based on fact, but on the imagination of writers and inaccuracies in reporting the events.

This website attempts to present the known facts.