Tucked in the pages of the anonymously-edited Master Sea Stories (NY: Edward J. Clode, Inc., 1929) I found this small, very yellowed newspaper clipping with a penciled date: May 1937:
DEATH ENDS WAIT
Widow Of Sailor, Who Disappeared In 1873, Dies
NEW YORK -- (/P) -- Mrs. Frances N. Richardson, 91, widow of the first mate on "the phantom ship," the Marie Celeste, whose crew vanished on the high seas in 1873, died last night -- the mystery of her husband's fate still unsolved.
As a bride, Mrs. Richardson stood on the dock and waved good-bye to her husband, Albert, as the Marie Celeste sailed for Genoa from New York Harbor with a cargo of alcohol casks.
(To this I can only add, Bill Crider found a penny last week.)