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A Story of the Marco
This label tells the story of the big fish that
didn't get away!.
The "Marco Polo",
1625 tons, most famous of Canadian sailing ships, was built at Saint John, N.B.
Many tales are told of the "Marco Polo". In 1874,
when her glory had departed and she was carrying cargo down the Chilean coast,
a seaman noticed a large shark following and decided to catch it. The shark, a
16-foot monster, gave fight when it was hauled on deck. After smashing the
cabin skylight with its tail, it fell bodily through, splintering the table,
panelling and furniture. After a long struggle, the ship's carpenter managed to
kill it with an axe and the body was dragged out through the
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