Monday, January 01, 2007

The Marie CELESTE Mystery!! - Killed by BOOZE!!


Introduction!!
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.

What HAPPENED!!
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!!

The SOLUTION!!
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!!

More Information: Mary Celeste Books!!
ThEmIsFiTiShErE Solved Quotiant : 98.643%

22 Comments:

Alex said...

bravo misfit. bra-fucking-vo. your theory certainly is sound and i think ill be able to rest a little easier tonight knowing that the mystery of the mary celeste has finally been solved

A Witch said...

thats wrong so wrong you need to do so more reading on it
you havent even looked threw all the facts

Anonymous said...

Putain t'es trop fort !!!

Loser said...

FuNtAsTiC! You've done it again Mike!

Reythor said...

I'm not sure you have even completely solved the mystery of the Mary Celeste, I would say 99.9751% SOLVED. Which is close. But not solved. I mean - what about the whole deal with the meals? WHATS ABOUT THAT THEN?

ThEmIsFiTiShErE said...

Well IF they thought the BOAT was about to explode THEY would hardly worry about an unfinished MEAL!! Unless it was VERY tasty!!

Reythor said...

Obviously you have no maritime experience. Most meals prepared at sea are tasty enough to keep men at the table no matter what is happening. That is how most naval battles are won - by one side offsetting their own dinner time (by one or two hours) in order to catch a whole boat at their dinner tables. Sir Francis Drake knew this to be true. One day you may know this too.

I will conduct some research into whether their meal was not to their satisfaction. This is the only possibility that I can imagine being possible.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I think you are mistaken. All the lifeboats were still on the ship. Try harder next time... and dig a little deeper into existing research.

ThEmIsFiTiShErE said...

Actually ONE lifeboat was lauched which IS consisent with THEM having to leave in a hurry!!

Reythor said...

I have concluded that 'anonymous' may know MORE about this mystery than he is letting on. . . I find his behaviour most suspicious. How would he know that none of the lifeboats were launched if he had not been there himself?

However, after much research I have assembled the clues, the character profiles of the crew and the logbook accounts togther to learn the simple and shocking truth. That their cargo was a consigment of lifeboats - and thats how they escaped. Am I the Winner?

techteach said...

damn are you stupid:

"Mary Celeste was launched in Nova Scotia in 1860. Her original name was "Amazon". She was 103 ft overall displacing 280 tons and listed as a half-brig. Over the next 10 years she was involved in several accidents at sea and passed through a number of owners. Eventually she turned up at a New York salvage auction where she was purchased for $3,000. After extensive repairs she was put under American registry and renamed "Mary Celeste".

The new captain of Mary Celeste was Benjamin Briggs, 37, a master with three previous commands. On November 7, 1872 the ship departed New York with Captain Briggs, his wife, young daughter and a crew of eight. The ship was loaded with 1700 barrels of raw American alcohol bound for Genoa, Italy. The captain, his family and crew were never seen again."

techteach said...

damn are you stupid, simple google search:
"Mary Celeste was launched in Nova Scotia in 1860. Her original name was "Amazon". She was 103 ft overall displacing 280 tons and listed as a half-brig. Over the next 10 years she was involved in several accidents at sea and passed through a number of owners. Eventually she turned up at a New York salvage auction where she was purchased for $3,000. After extensive repairs she was put under American registry and renamed "Mary Celeste".

The new captain of Mary Celeste was Benjamin Briggs, 37, a master with three previous commands. On November 7, 1872 the ship departed New York with Captain Briggs, his wife, young daughter and a crew of eight. The ship was loaded with 1700 barrels of raw American alcohol bound for Genoa, Italy. The captain, his family and crew were never seen again."

Alex said...

misfit why did you start calling it google and not goggle? i liked goggle a lot more.

Alex said...

reythor, you are the misfits arch nemesis, of course misfit is the hero though

Anonymous said...

Isn't anyone the least bit worried these people set sail for Austria? I mean, come on!

Reythor said...

Yes anonymouse, I am quite worried now. ANyone else worried? How about you TechTeach? Oh no, youre not scared because you have google powers. 'A simple Google search' and its all over. I'm glad life is so simple nowadays.

Our new mysterious question is; WHat can be done about them setting sail for austria?? Alex? What can be done?

openbyhand said...

Hey you guys! Reythor and anonymous!

CTF guys,

Who said anything about going to austria?!!

"The ship was loaded with 1700 barrels of raw American alcohol"

I should think anyone would be loaded after that much alcohol.

ThEmIsFiTiShErE said...

Alex said...

misfit why did you start calling it google and not goggle? i liked goggle a lot more.


I make mistakes AS I type so fast when I get excitied!!

JediMasterFisher said...

I think pirates may have boarded their ship, kiddnapped them and cleaned up afterwards!

ThEmIsFiTiShErE said...

I do not THINK pirates were involved!!

Reythor said...

I think some pirates may have been involved. Just not in the way you might think. One often hears of benevolent and loving pirates who roam the high seas. I'm going to do some more thorough investigation.

johnny dangerously said...

yeah reythor, they were most likely butt piratees...like you and the misfit