The Mary Celeste
is one of history's great sea faring mysteries. I just heard about it on a History Channel program, though from what I read now, theories about it go back in popular culture even to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Mostly from Wikipedia
Sometime during November or December, 1872, the Mary Celeste
was found drifting off the Portugese coast. Discovered by the crew of the Dei Gratia
, the Mary Celeste
was boarded and found to have no one on board. Many items and cargo was left onboard, suggesting the crew left on its own. However, no one ever found the crew.
So what happened to the crew? No one knows, but theories abound
. Whichever the case, it is an interesting mystery that has endured the test of time.