“She has a bluff bow, lovely lines. She’s a fine seabird: weatherly, stiff and fast… very fast, if she’s well handled.”
The Marco Polo was built in Saint John,N.B. Canada in 1851. The ship often brought passengers to and from the U.K. and Australia. Two mutinies almost occured on the ship. The ship eventually took on too much water near Cavendish P.E.I. Canada in 1884 and was run aground thus ending the service of the former fastest ship in the world.