On 12/06/06, Declan Moriarty <junk_mail at iol.ie> wrote:
> /From the FWIW dept:
>> Actually, It's the "Marie Celeste" but we all made that leap without
"Mary Celeste" was the real ship found mysteriously abandoned in 1872.
"Marie Celeste" was (apparently) a fictional ship written about in
1884. The "Marie" story included fictions beyond the "Mary" story.
Most people probably want to refer to the real ship, but spell it
wrong. Possibly Conan Doyle in 1884 did that too.
"Mary Celeste" is right.
"Marie Celeste" is possibly right.
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