A hen frigate furnishes a woman poor digs.
But it must've been some sex pest,
To cause all to quit Mary Celeste.
Or do you prefer
Mrs Benjamin Spooner Briggs
Tired of sea shanties and nautical jigs.
But why abandon the Mary Celeste
With all the rest?
Inspired by reading a review of Valerie Martin's The Ghost of the Mary Celeste in the latest BIG ISSUE, and recalling the first time I came across this mystery in the four volume Shipping Wonders of the World, edited by Clarence Winchester in 1936.