The brigantine "Mary Celeste" was lost with all hands, including her, her father, Captain Benjamin S. Briggs (1835-1872), and her mother, Sarah (1841-1872), in November 1872. The empty ship was located half way between the Azore Islands and the coast of Portugal on December 4, 1872. A cenotaph stands in the Evergreen Cemetery, Marion, Massachusetts, in memory of her and her parents, "Lost in Brig Mary Celeste." For a complete history on this event, see GHOST SHIP: THE MYSTERIOUS TRUE STORY OF THE MARY CELESTE AND HER MISSING CREW by Brian Hicks (New York: Ballantine Books, 2004). For a portrait of her, see page 55 of that book, or contact the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.
CAPT. BENJ. BRIGGS Born Apr. 24 1835 SARAH E. COBB Born Oct. 20 1841 SOPHIA M Their Daughter Born Oct. 31 1870 Lost in Brig. Mary Celeste Nov. 1872