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The True Story of the Mary Celeste – Yesterday

The True Story of the Mary Celeste

Another chance to see Yesterday’s fascinating documentary The True Story of the Mary Celeste, which examines the mystery of the famous deserted ship

The case of the Mary Celeste (pictured above) is probably the most infamous unsolved maritime mystery, and this is another chance to see Yesterday's documentary The True Story of the Mary Celeste.

The American brigantine was found deserted off the Azore Islands in December 1872, but the cargo of alcohol and the crew’s belongings were left untouched.

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Did its captain abandon ship because of incoming bad weather?

Or were its owners trying to pull off an insurance fraud?

Phil Richardson The True Story of the Mary Celeste

Oceanographer Phil Richardson investigates in Yesterday's The True Story of the Mary Celeste

Experts use CGI and new evidence in a bid to solve the mystery and find out why and how its crew just disappeared.

A haunting documentary.

TV Times rating: ****