During her maiden voyage, the then Amazon seemed to want to indicate the ship’s “ghostly” pretention when the Amazon’s captain putrefied throughout the inaugural voyage. The ship was salvaged by an American company that shortly renamed her Mary Celeste.
The Mary Celeste was an American brigantine merchant ship famous for having been discovered on 4 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean, unmanned and apparently abandoned although the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and capable seamen.
The ship was not faultily damaged and still seaworthy even though the compass was damaged. The marine chronometer and the sextant were missing. Most particularly, the Captain Benjamin Briggs, his family and seven more crewmembers were all missing as well. In spite of being a capable and experienced crew the only living soul found onboard was a cat.