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« on: August 14, 2007, 09:05:51 pm »

Fate of the ship

The recovered ship was used for 12 years by a variety of owners, before being loaded with boots and cat food by her last captain, who attempted to sink her, apparently to claim insurance money. The plan did not work as the ship refused to sink after having been run up on the Rochelois Reef in Haiti.

Claims were made of discovery of the remains of the ship on August 9, 2001, by an expedition headed by author Clive Cussler (representing the National Underwater and Marine Agency) and Canadian film producer John Davis (president of ECO-NOVA Productions of Canada), but a Canadian analysis appears to have discounted this claim. Scott St. George of the Geological Survey of Canada and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona analyzed samples recovered by NUMA and claimed to be from the Mary Celeste, and discovered that the wood was cut from trees still living at least a decade after the ship sank, as cited in the London Independent of Jan. 23, 2005.
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