The explosion theory
Nothing more has ever been heard of those who sailed from New York on the Mary Celeste. Their fate is an impenetrable mystery. Years after, it is said. Devon told that when he raised a hatch cover to examine the cargo he found the head out of an alcohol barrel, apparently blown out by an explosion. He said he believed that this so scared those on board, fearing the balance of the cargo would explode, that all bands at once deserted the ship.