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Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces
 

The Marco Polo / Le Marco Polo

The Fastest Ship in the World / Le navire le plus rapide du monde

 
 
The Marco Polo / Le Marco Polo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2019
1. The Marco Polo / Le Marco Polo Marker
Inscription.  
(English:)
The Marco Polo
and the
Golden Age of Sail
The Fastest Ship in the World

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
In the background you can see Saint John as it appeared
in 1851, twenty-six years before the great fire of 1877
destroyed more than 1600 buildings.
(French:)
Le Marco Polo
et
ľ âge ď or des voiliers
Le navire le plus rapide du monde

Saint John, Nouveau-Brunswick, au Canada
À ĺ arrière-plan, on voit la ville comme elle étaít en
1851, soit vingt-six ans avant que le grand incendie de
1877 détruíse plus de 1600 bâtiments.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 45° 16.044′ N, 66° 3.647′ W. Marker is in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker is on Water Street north of Prince William Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in a parking area directly across Water Street from the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint John, New Brunswick E2L, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
The Marco Polo / Le Marco Polo Marker<br>(<i>English panel left • French panel right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2019
2. The Marco Polo / Le Marco Polo Marker
(English panel left • French panel right)
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within walking distance of this marker. Shedding Light on the Three Sisters Mystery / Faire la lumière sur le mystère des trois sœurs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Largest in British North America / La plus grande en Amérique du Nord britannique (within shouting distance of this marker); An Island Abounding With Life / Une île pleine de vie (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Three Lamps" (within shouting distance of this marker); A Portal to the New World / La porte du Nouveau Monde (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Immigrant Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Clearing Customs in Style / Franchir les douanes avec grâce (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Troop Fleet in the Days of Sail (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint John.
 
Also see . . .  The Ship Marco Polo. On December 26th, 1852 the Marco Polo sailed into Liverpool UK after circumnavigating The World by The Cape of Good Hope, Southern Africa, to Australia and back to the UK going around Cape Horn, South America, (5 months 21 days, no ship had ever accomplished this at the time). The Marco Polo was built in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada in 1851. She sailed for 32 years, (most Tall ships sailed for 10 years), a great tribute to the shipbuilders of our community.
The Marco Polo / Le Marco Polo Mural<br>(<i>mounted above marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2019
3. The Marco Polo / Le Marco Polo Mural
(mounted above marker)
Saint John was the third largest Tall ship port in the world and was the Center of our Golden Age of Sail. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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