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Tuesday, December 04, 2007
The original Ghost Ship
It was a dark and stormy night. The winds howled and the waves rose, swamping the decks. The crew scurried to and fro on deck, tieing down sails, barrels, and everything else that could be washed overboard. The dark clouds obscured everything in sight, including any stars as night approached. Standing at the wheel, the captain feverishly scanned the horizon through his glass looking for a break in the sudden squall they'd run into. There seemed to be none. As darkness fell with no abatement of the storm, panic began to creep into the men's psyche. Didn't someone at their last port say this ship was cursed?

OK, so that isn't how it happened. In fact no one knows how it happened that the ship pictured here was found sailing under full sail toward the Straight of Gibraltar in the Atlantic Ocean on December 4, 1872 -- without a soul on board! After an exhaustive (as thorough as could be conducted back then) search, no trace was ever found of anyone known to have been on the ship when it left New York a month earlier headed for Italy.

Today's Question: What was the name of this ship?

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2 Comments:
Blogger robynl said...
the Mary Celeste

Blogger Denise Patrick said...
Right again, Robyn. Thanks for playing.

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