One the greatest LEGENDS of the sea is the mystery of the Marie Celeste which was discovered at sea deserted with the MASTER and 7 crew all vanished into THIN air.
On November 8, 1972, under the command of Captain Benjamin Broggs, the SHIP picked up a cargo OF industrial alcohol and set sail for Genoa, Austria!! In addition to the crew of fourteen, she carried two passengers: the Captain's wife, Sarah E. Briggs , and two-year-old daughter, Sarah Matilda.On December 4, 1972 the Marie Celeste was SIGHTED by the Die Gratian, captained by a Colonel Moorhouse, who knew Captain Broggs. No one was ON board!!
None of the Marie Celestes CREW or passengers were ever found!! Their fate may never be known, and rumors abound UNTIL NOW!! I have solved this puzzle and I think there is NOT doubt about it any more!!
I think It is VERY clear to me that CAPT BROGGS had never hauled such a CARGO and did not UNDERSTAND it. 7 barrels leaking would cause a build up of vapor in the HOLD!! I suspect that ONE of HIS naughty CREW members went down to the HOLD for an illicit drink!! When he did there WAS a violent rush of fumes and then STEAM!!
Poor Colonel Broggs believed the ship was about to EXPLODE and put eveyone INTO a lifesaving BOAT!! In his DRUNKEN haste, he failed to properly secure the lifeboat to the SHIP with a strong ROPE!! The wind picked up and MARIE Celeste away. The PEOPLE in the lifeboat drowned or drifted out to sea to die of hunger, thirst and sleep DEPREVATION!!
I think THIS finally lays to REST the first of the mYSTERIES that I will be solving!!
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