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The Mary Celeste (or Marie CĂ©leste as it is fictionally referred to by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and others after him) was a British-American merchant brigantine famous for having been discovered on 4 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean, unmanned and apparently abandoned (one lifeboat was missing, along with its 7 crew), although the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and capable seamen. The Mary Celeste was in seaworthy condition and still under sail heading toward the Strait of Gibraltar. She had been at sea for a month and had over six months’ worth of food and water on board. Her cargo was virtually untouched and the personal belongings of passengers and crew were still in place, including valuables. The crew was never seen or heard from again. The Mary Celeste crew’s disappearance is often cited as the greatest maritime mystery of all time. –Wikipedia

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story of a mysterious disappearance.

Journaling Prompt: What is your favorite unsolved mystery and why?

Art Prompt: Mary Celeste

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about your favorite unsolved mystery and share your favorite hypothesis for what really happened.

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