The ocean occupies the majority of the Earth’s surface. It belongs to no one and has claimed the lives of countless victims every year since the dawn of time. The sea has also given way to stories of ships vanishing into thin air and people seemingly disappearing while they traverse across the vast open ocean. Two stories, however, stick out in the memory of those who have heard the stories and legends of those lost at sea. The story of the true ghost ship the Mary Celeste which was found sailing without a crew 1,000 miles off the coast of Portugal and the story of three Scottish lighthouse workers who vanished without a trace only leaving behind the ghosts of what happened to them that dark and stormy winter night. Has the ocean consumed the secrets of those who disappeared from the lighthouse and from the Mary Celeste or is the answer to their disappearance more simplistic then people first realized?
“Water, water everywhere
Nor any drop to drink.”
Samuel Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner