Marco Polo

The Marco Polo was a sailing ship of 1625 tons launched in April 1851 from the building yard of James Smith, Courtney Bay, Saint John, New Brunswick. She was the most famous ship built in New Brunswick, cutting a week off the previous record run from England to Australia, completing the round trip in less than 6 months and earning the title "Fastest Ship in the World." She remained in the Australian trade for 15 years before being bought by Norwegian owners for the Québec timber trade. She ran ashore at Cape Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, in 1883.