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Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's Been 130 Years Since The Sinking of the Marco Polo

Today is the 130th anniversary of the sinking of the Marco Polo in Cavendish PEI.

Author Lucy Maud Montgomery witnessed the event as an 8 year old girl and at 17 she wrote her first nationally publicized work-The Wreck of the Marco Polo.

The Marco Polo sailed for 32 years while most tall ships sailed for only 10 years.

She sailed at the height of the Golden Age of Sail when Saint John was a world leader.

For more info on the Marco Polo click here