Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Brigantine Amazon

Stanley T. Spicer; Masters of Sail: Ryerson Press 1968
Everyone has heard about the Mystery of the Mary Celeste, found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, intact but abandoned.
 She was originally launched as the Amazon and had a life of misfortune, a history of collisions and apparently had three captains die while aboard. In 1885, she was intentionally run aground off Haiti in an attempt to collect the insurance.

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