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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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February iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. The Resolven, my great-grandfather's ship, collided with an iceberg in the much warmer month of August. For many years this was accepted as the reason the crew abandoned the ship that night in the 1880s. Until more questions came to light: did they leave the ship even before she struck the berg... ... 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.

Editorial CV
Brian Waltham': Maritime Thriller
Chris Clunn: Semana Santa
Damian Knight T:he pages of time series