Strange seas

This week we look at three similar nautical mysteries and try to get to something to float to the top.

The Fate of the crew of the Sara Jo

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The Sara Jo and her crew left on a clear morning for a day of fishing and never returned. 10 years later the Sara Jo and the body of one of the crew were found on an atoll. Where had the boat been and what had happened to it all those years ago?

The story
The Atoll

Bouvet Island

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Bouvet island, an uninhabited subantarctic  island, has never had any residents yet somehow in 1964 a wooden dingy was found in it’s lagoon. How did it get there, who did it belong to, and where were they?

The story
The island and it’s history

The MV Joyita

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The MV Joyita, a nearly unsinkable ship, was found adrift in 1955 in the South Pacific. The 25 passengers and crew were missing as was some of the cargo. What would drive them off of a ship that was never going to sink?

The story
An answer?

Strange seas


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Salish Sea Feet

In August 2007, a severed foot in a running shoe washed up on a beach on the Salish Sea (in Canada). Since then, 12 more feet have been found. The likelihood of finding two feet in this situations is estimated at one in a million. Four of the feet have been identified, the rest belong to persons unknown. Why are these severed feet washing ashore in this location?

Some of our Research:
Several theories in here
Foot by foot breakdown
A little sensationalism

Strange seas

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The ghost ship Mary Celeste was found in December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean west of Portugal, with her lifeboat gone and the crew missing. They had abandoned a perfectly seaworthy ship, and had apparently done so in a hurry, and left no sign as to why. They were never heard from again, and left behind one of the greatest mysteries of all time.

Some of our Research:
The basic facts
Sea Quake!
Interesting details