John’s Believe It Or Not… April 17th

Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti

It’s Easter Monday! Did you know…

* 1851 – Launch of Marco Polo, the Fastest Ship in the World. (James Smith launches his square-rigged clipper ship Marco Polo at Marsh Creek, Courtenay Bay; named for its full-length figurehead of the famous Venetian traveller; built with the body of a cargo ship above the water line and the configuration of a much-faster clipper ship below; soon sets a record for the passage from Saint John to Liverpool at 15 days; 1852 The Fastest Ship in the World sets a new speed record circumnavigating the globe from Liverpool to Australia and around in only five months and 21 days. Saint John, New Brunswick)

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