The Ship That Died (1938)
APPROVED · 10min · Drama, Short · 19 February 1938
In this entry from the John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" series, the "Mary Celeste" sails from Nrw York on November 7, 1872, with a full crew, including the captain's wife, which was cause for uneasiness among the superstitious sailors. Fourteen days later the ship is found by the "Barkentine Dia Gratia" with sails set, but not a sign of life. Food is still warn in the galley, there is no evidence of a mutiny or struggle, the cargo is intact and one longboat is still lashed to the deck. A Maritime Court advances several theories, but none that stand up when examined closely.
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