Nautical birthplace: Amazon, first large vessel built in Spencer's Island shipyards, was later renamed Mary Celeste.
Spencer's Island lighthouse, located along Minas Channel, was built in 1904, near Mary Celeste's nautical birthplace.
Spencer's Island, Parrsboro Shore, Cumberland County, northwestern Nova Scotia, eastern Canada: Dennis Jarvis (archer10 (Dennis) off), CC BY SA 2.0, via Flickr @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/archer10/6211245660/
Remains of old wharf near Parrsboro are reminders of Parrsboro Shore, Mary Celeste's nautical birthplace, as shipbuilding center in northwestern Nova Scotia.
Parrsboro, Cumberland County, northwestern Nova Scotia, eastern Canada: Dennis Jarvis, (archer10 (Dennis) off), CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/archer10/2939329735/
"Amazon of Parrsboro - J.N. Parker Commander - entering Marseille November 1861"
painting commissioned by Captain John "Jack" Nutting Parker, Amazon's second commander
Mary Celeste as Amazon: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mary_Celeste_as_Amazon_in_1861.jpg
Hindered by gale during attempts to pick up loads of coal from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia mining town, Mary Celeste, as Amazon, grounded on rocky shores.
Glace Bay North Breakwater Lighthouse, eastern Cape Breton Regional Municipality, northeastern Nova Scotia, eastern Canada: Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada, CC BY SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glace_Bay_North_Breakwater_Light.jpg
Benjamin Spooner Briggs, Mary Celeste's captain, was descended from seagoing family of "Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters" (Psalm 107:23).
undated portrait of Benjamin Briggs: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Benjamin_Briggs_captain_of_Mary_Celeste.jpg
Sarah Briggs with her son Arthur, who did not accompany his parents and sister on their last voyage.
Arthur Stanley Briggs (September 10, 1865-October 31, 1931)
Sarah Matilda Briggs
She disappeared with her parents.
"Staten Island and the Narrows"
ca. 1833-1855 oil on canvas by Thomas Chambers (December 11, 1808-November 24, 1869)
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WLA_brooklynmuseum_Staten_Island_and_the_Narrows.jpg
Dei Gratia: puzzling encounter with Mary Celeste on December 4, 1872
Dei Gratia was laid down as a Canadian brigantine in 1871 at Bear River, Nova Scotia, and was wrecked during a southeasterly storm on December 27, 1907, at Dale, Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
Dei Gratia at Messina, Italy; from a painting by Giuseppe Coli in April 1873
Mary Celeste's abandonment issues: two sails were set; one was hanging; one was lowered; two were ripped away; the remainder were furled.
black-and-white closeup of tricolor engraving by Rudolph Ruzicka (June 29, 1883-July 20, 1978): Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mary_Celeste_engraving.jpg
Brighton, East Sussex, South East England; December 23, 2005: Les Chatfield (Elsie esq), CC BY 2.0, via Flickr @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/76404725/