The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 3)

Aug 18, 2016, 04:42 AM

Whatever the confluence of unfortunate events that caused those on board the Mary Celeste to abandon her, one can surmise two possible final fates for them: either they perished in a maelstrom of sudden violence, or they died a languishing death of attrition. These two perils every sailor must acknowledge for the sea is a merciless mistress, but too cruel to imagine for the likes of a mother and child. If you wish to contemplate the mystery of the Mary Celeste, you would do well to remember the saying, the sea does not give up her secrets and as we've seen, she will often not part with her dead.

Tonight's Quote:

“Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.”

— Lord Horatio Nelson

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Episode 044 - "The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 3)" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Des...