The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 3)

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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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Surface currents of the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean http://bit.ly/2b0LWzP

Ergotism http://bit.ly/2b0KS55

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The ARC's Chris Cogswell's experiment with alcohol ignition - DO NOT ATTEMPT! http://bit.ly/2bunvME

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Solved! Chemist Dr. Andrea Sella and the Mary Celeste explosion http://bit.ly/2b0MK7C

An Isopropyl Alcohol Explosion http://bit.ly/2b0KBJv

Ancestry of Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs http://bit.ly/2aXR1tx

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Guy Fieri's recipe for Rhode Island Calamari http://bit.ly/2aU7MZg

The mystery of the Australian sailboat The Kaz II http://bit.ly/2betpDL

Australian Coroner ends the mystery of the Kaz II "Ghost Ship" http://bit.ly/2aXaxdI

The ARC's Chris Cogswell's favorite ship graveyard http://bit.ly/1jPSTr9

Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea - http://bit.do/MaryCelesteBook

The World’s Greatest Unsolved Mysteries (Mysteries and Secrets) - http://bit.do/worldsgreatestmysteries

Capt Kirk and the Zumwalt - http://bit.do/captainkirk

The Smithsonian’s Take on the Mary Celeste - http://bit.do/smithsonianCeleste

HMS Friday - http://bit.do/hmsFriday

Maritime Superstitions - http://bit.do/maritimesuperstition

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Credits:

Episode 044 - "The Mary Celeste - Ghost Ship (Part 3)" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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