Briggs' son Arthur remained behind, only survivor of the family
. - ILL-FATED ILL-FATED ILL-FATED ship Mary Celeste, formerly the Amazon, was found abandoned at sea in 1872. For 70 years sea mystery fans have tried to solve disappearance of part-owner part-owner part-owner and Captain Benjamin Briggs, his wife, daughter and crew. His son Arthur (above), only survivor of family, was not on the voyage.