Tidbits of Inspiration: Ghost Ship

Now here’s a fun little bit of true-life inspiration: the tale of the ghost ship The Mary Celeste.

It has a very “Scooby-doo” vibe to it, if you know what I mean.

She appears one day under full sail, but completely abandoned and devoid of her crew.

And then they put her back into service, only to have her last captain try to pull a scam – and he would’ve gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for those kids!

This little tale is worth the read for some inspiration on ghost ships and stories set on the high seas.  I find the unexplained mystery of what happened to her original crew tantalizing.

10 thoughts on “Tidbits of Inspiration: Ghost Ship

  1. I remember in one episode of Sapphire & Steel they referred to the Mary Celeste. It was just an off-hand comment, but they made it clear that they (Sapphire & Steel) had sunk it, and at some appropriate time they would bring it back up. (The one which was found deserted was apparently just a decoy.)

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