In this entry from the John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" series, the "Mary Celeste" sails from New York on November 7, 1872, with a full crew, including the captain's wife, which was cause ... See full summary »
It's been almost a century and a half since the Mary Celeste was found floating, deserted but in good operating order, by the Canadian ship the Del Gratia. No one is sure what happened to her, although that has not stopped endless pontificating on what must have happened. Given that it's not known what the passenger list was -- there may have been a child on board; maybe not, and everyone is long dead, who can say?
John Nesbitt sounds hysterical in this episode of his long-running MGM series, THE PASSING PARADE. Given the subject and its mystery, that's not terribly surprising. Given that he usually wrote his own copy for the series -- or at least took credit for it -- he probably misjudged.