The Tragedy of Mabel Wormwood
The last known photos of
Mabel Louise Wormwood, 1901-1922
and Simon Reginald Farbloom, 1890 - 1924
Mabel Wormwood was only 19 when she married the poor yet charming deckhand Simon Farbloom. This was much to the chagrin of her family, all of whom were killed shortly thereafter.
Mabel and Simon seemed to be madly in love, despite the rumors that swirled about Simon regarding the mysterious disappearance of his first wife, Blanche. Soon, the inquest finally behind them, they settled into what seemed a happy marriage.
Tragically, their happiness did not last. On Mabel's 21st birthday, the very day she received her rather large inheritance, she slipped on a discarded fish carcass and fell upon a freshly sharpened gaff.
As her only heir, Simon now had the money to build his own fishing vessel, which he christened Mabel. Exactly one year to the date of Mabel's tragic demise, Simon and his new wife embarked on maiden voyage. They were never seen again. The Mabel was discovered adrift with no sign of Simon, his new wife Eunice... or the gaff.
Mabel is an infamous maritime haunting. Sightings of a ghostly woman, her mouth agape in a silent scream of pain, betrayal and horror are well documented. Sometimes, late at night, a man's faint yet terrified pleas can be heard from the focsle. To this very day it is difficult to find deckhands for the Mabel. Please contact Captain Overacker to apply.
The Mabel has long attracted ghost hunters and psychics, and her story and the aftermath provided the inspiration for the movie "Drifting Darkly".
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOARD THE MABEL. NO OUIJA BOARDS ARE ALLOWED NEAR THE BOAT.