Mystery of the Marie
A daughter's quest to surface the real story of the shipwrecked Marie and seven men lost at sea expanding the frontiers of infrared
The shipwreck made national news. On Tuesday June 7, 1960 the private vessel Marie left Santa Barbara Harbor at 7 a.m. in route to waters off Santa Cruz Island, but never returned. When the Marie vanished, her crew was conducting a covert underwater communications experiment for a Raytheon-related project.
Among the Marie’s seven crew, the author’s father and an eminent physicist who had worked on the Manhattan Project.