The True Story of the ‘Mary Celeste’
An investigation into the most famous maritime mystery of all time. Bringing experts on board to discover the truth about the fate of 10 persons who boarded the Mary Celeste in New York in December 1872, who crossed the Atlantic and survived storms in a sound vessel but disappeared without trace and into history. Separating the intriguing facts from the fiction. Re-examining original evidence considered by the Court of Inquiry in Gibraltar which could not prove what happened was an accident or foul play.
Filmed in Massachusetts, the captain’s home port; the Azores where the ship was found abandoned; and Gibraltar where the Official Inquiry took place. Meeting the American and German descendants of those who disappeared from the Mary Celeste. Produced for The Smithsonian Network.