Mary Celeste

The Greatest Mystery of the Sea


Mary Celeste is an iconic mystery - a perfectly seaworthy ship found wandering aimlessly at sea, her crew strangely and inexplicably missing.

Paul Begg tells the story of the discovery of Mary Celeste and the people who vanished, and investigates over a century's worth of speculation and survivors' tales, searching for the facts behind one of the world's great mysteries.

  • Taylor and Francis; July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781317865315
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Mary Celeste
  • Author: Paul Begg
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

‘A fascinating read - one that goes well beyond mere detective story to make a subtle examination of the reasons why this case has lived on in the public consciousness.’

NUMAST Telegraph


 ‘A readable, intelligent, account of the history of the ship, the cast of characters and what is believed to be the recent discovery of wreckage identified as being part of Marie Celeste.’

World Ship Review