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The Ghost Ship of Trinity Bay

The story of the Welsh Marie Celeste

In August 1884, a Royal Navy warship found a merchant ship abandoned off the coast of Newfoundland, floating and undamaged. The crew were never seen again. The story came to be known as the Welsh Marie Celeste, after the famous ship found deserted in the mid-Atlantic twelve years before. The captain of the Welsh ship, the Resolven, was my great-grandfather and I’ve been looking for answers to this mystery for eight years. The search has taken me from West Wales to a remote village in Newfoundland…     Read the full story here


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In the summer of 1884 people on the coast of Quirpon Island, Newfoundland, saw an iceberg of monstrous size drifting down from the Arctic. Observers reckoned it as being twenty miles long and many hundreds of feet high. It was gradually melting as it floated south - but it was still four miles long when my great-grandfather's ship the Resolven encountered it, one dark and foggy night... ... See MoreSee Less
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Will Wain: About Me

I grew up in Oxford and have had longer or shorter periods in London and South Wales. Now based in Eryri, North Wales.