The Wreck of the Marco Polo Virtual Reality Experience Reception

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Robertson Library

The L.M. Montgomery Institute and the University of Prince Edward Island are pleased to invite you and your guests to a reception—complete with book signings, displays and artifacts, and special announcements—to celebrate the launch of

“The Wreck of the Marco Polo” Virtual Reality Experience
Thursday, July 27, 2017
4–6 pm in the Robertson Library

The virtual reality experience is a five-minute adventure where participants are transported back in time, through special reality headsets, to the July 1883 wreck of the Marco Polo as witnessed by then eight-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery. Participants will hear Montgomery’s words that were chronicled eight years later in her essay, “The Wreck of the Marco Polo”, describing how the ship came within 300 metres of the Cavendish shoreline, and eventually was grounded off PEI’s north shore during a raging storm. 

If you cannot attend the reception, but would like to experience the voyage back in time, you can do so in the Robertson Library on July 27, noon-8 pm; July 28, 8 am–5 pm, and July 29, noon–5 pm.

This is a UPEI Reunion Weekend Event. For the full schedule of events, visit




Sarah Hastelow
(902) 566-0615
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