Marie Celeste

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Marie Celeste is the name of a fictional ship that appears in J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement, an 1884 short story by Arthur Conan Doyle.[1]

Writing in the first person, Doyle tells his story as a survivor of the Mary Celeste, the real ship that was found abandoned and adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in 1872. He changes a number of details, including the names of the captain, crew, and passengers, and also the name of the vessel, from Mary Celeste to Marie Celeste.[2] It is possible that the change to the ship's name was accidental, since Doyle does not change the name of the Dei Gratia, the ship that salvaged the Mary Celeste.[3]

The popularity of Doyle's story has led to a widespread misconception that Marie Celeste was the name of the real ship.[4]