Where exactly (coordinates) was the Mary Celeste shipwrecked (according to Wikipedia:

On January 3, 1885, Mary Celeste approached the port via the channel between Gonâve Island and the mainland, in which lay a large and well-charted coral reef, the Rochelois Bank. Parker deliberately ran the ship on to this reef, ripping out her bottom and wrecking her beyond repair.

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    The text seems to imply that the captain in question used a rocky feature somewhere along the shoreline to wreck the ship. Given that, what would an acceptible answer to this question look like? The name of the nearest port? GPS coordinates?
    – T.E.D.
    Commented May 20, 2021 at 15:23
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    Are you confident that there is an answer to this question? Smithsonian implies that the best we can achieve is an estimate.
    – MCW
    Commented May 20, 2021 at 15:30
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    I've edited the question with text from the more detailed meat of the linked WP entry, rather than just the blurb up at the top. I take it from previous edits this still isn't enough to answer the question? It seems pretty nailed-down to me.
    – T.E.D.
    Commented May 20, 2021 at 15:57
  • @MCW: Estimate is good enough; something better than my guesstimate of 19.989571, -73.625557 Commented May 21, 2021 at 16:26
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    @B.ClayShannon I think you might be looking at the wrong channel? That position is between Haiti and Cuba - the Rochelois reef is about 18.63, -73.20, closer to Port-au-Prince. I don't think we'd be able to get any more precise unless a contemporary source happens to mention eg the north or south side of the bank. Commented May 21, 2021 at 20:49


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