Marie Celeste

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Marie Celeste

A place, location, or high-occupancy vehicle (especially a ship) that is inexplicably deserted or abandoned. An allusion to the Mary Celeste, an American merchant brigantine that was discovered floating off the Azores Islands in 1872 with no one on board and still in seaworthy condition. (Note: The variant spelling of "Marie" is the more common usage for the idiomatic reference, likely due to its use in a story by Arthur Conan Doyle.) We came upon a house in the woods, empty as the Marie Celeste, but left otherwise untouched.
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1872 THE Mary Celeste, which had left New York the month before, was found abandoned off the Azores.
1872: The American brig Mary Celeste was found drifting in the Atlantic, her crew missing.
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By the time we left it was just us and the cleaners - the rest of the place was like the Mary Celeste.
NATIONAL IN THAILAND 1872: The American brig Mary Celeste was found drifting in the Atlantic, her crew missing.
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But the bar was as well-staffed as the deck of the Mary Celeste.
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Ghost ship; the mysterious true story of the Mary Celeste and missing crew.
Readers seeking a gripping true sea mystery will already know of the legend of the Mary Celeste, found drifting with crew missing in 1872: Brian Hicks tackles this 130-year old mystery in Ghost Ship : The Mysterious True Story Of The Mary Celeste And Her Missing Crew, re-creating events leading up to the disappearance and revealing the aftermath of suspicion and intrigue which followed a puzzling investigation after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sensationalized the event in fiction.