MARCO POLO clipper
The Marco Polo was launched in 1851
in New Brunswick, Canada. She
measured 184 feet in length, with a beam of 36 feet and
draught of 29 feet.
In 1852, the Marco Polo was converted for passenger service
between England and Australia. That year she
sailed from Liverpool to Port Phillips Head in 76 days. After spending 3 weeks in port, she returned to
Liverpool in another 76 days. Her total trip time was 5
months, 21 days, making this the first ever round
trip in less than 6 months. This record
stood for for 15 years, to
In 1867, Marco Polo was converted back to cargo use.
On a trip from Quebec on July 22, 1883 she sprang a leak
north of Prince Edward Island. Her crew deliberately grounded
her on a beach at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island and
cut her masts cut down to prevent the wind from blowing
her further onto the shore. They were able to
preserve her until a strong gale came the following
Today the wreck site is
considered a National Historic Site. Many artifacts from the ship are
display at the New Brunswick Museum in Canada.
This Marco Polo model features:
36" long x 30" tall x 17" wide
and handling cost: for shipment in the USA:
$220, Canada and Hawaii $390, Europe, Middle
East and Africa $450, Australia and East
Asia $590. Will be added automatically
during the checkout process. Model
will arrive in about seven days.
Express 2-day service in the USA is also
available during the checkout process.