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Mary Celeste in the rig she wore when found in 1872 by Dennis Melling
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My interpretation of the Mary Celeste wearing the rig that she was originally found in. The sails had been professionally furled, she was rigged for rough weather and one lifeboat was missing, all of which points to the fact that the ship had been caught in a storm and the crew had abandoned ship believing that she was about to sink…..

The Mary Celeste drawing is in the vector format (no auto trace/copy) and the sea and sky are digital paintings.

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The Mary Celeste (or Marie Céleste as it is fictionally referred to by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and others after him) was a British-American merchant brigantine famous for having been discovered on 4 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean, unmanned and apparently abandoned (one lifeboat was missing, along with its crew of seven), although the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and capable seamen.

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  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingabout 1 year ago

    Mary Celeste

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingabout 1 year ago

    Marie Celeste

  • Sarah Vernon
    Sarah Vernonabout 1 year ago

    Lovely work.

  • Thank you Sarah – glad you like it :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago

    instant favor, love it

  • Thank you very much Luda :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 1 month ago

    fascinating story Dennis. beautiful work as usual.

  • Many thanks Jane :)

    – Dennis Melling

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