The Wreck of the “Marco Polo” is L.M. Montgomery’s first prose publication, appearing in the Montreal Daily Witness in March 1891 as part of a nationwide young people’s writing competition and a week later in the Charlottetown Patriot; it narrates a shipwreck that occurred on Cavendish beach in 1883, the summer after Montgomery’s eighth birthday. It has been reprinted several times in book form, most recently in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917 (2018).
Montgomery, Lucy Maud. “The Wreck of the ‘Marco Polo.’” Montreal Daily Witness, 5 March 1891, 2.
Also as “The Wreck of the Marco Polo” in Patriot (Charlottetown), 11 March 1891, 1.
Also in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 5–10.