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Artist
Date
Circa 1900-Circa 1935
Media
Wood, rigging, and metal
Measurements
27 x 40 x 5 1/3 inches
Classification
Subject Category
Ship (s)
Credit Line
Gift of Alton Hall Blackington, 1964.1312
Accession No
64.1312
Context
Brig’s like the Mary Celeste were used for commerce and military purposes until replaced by the fore-and-aft rigged schooner and bark. The Mary Celeste (aka “The Ghost Ship”) was found drifting off the Azores a month after her launch on November 7, 1872 from New York Harbor, empty of any on board, but still under sail. The mystery of the vanished crew and passengers has never been solved.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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