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Brigantine Sailing Vessels, Navy Whalers

Fair Jeanne and Black Jack are the core of our fleet. Both are brigantines – this means that they have two masts, one with square sails (in front) and one with fore-and-aft sails (in back). They’re built in the style of traditional 18th century tall ships, but they are modern in every way.

We also have a support fleet: two navy whalers (27-foot sailing vessels), a supply barge and a two-storey bunk barge, all used at Black Jack summer camps.

Black Jack

Fair Jane - outline

  • Length: 87 ft. (26.5 m)
  • Distance: 150,000+ NM (280,000+ km)
  • Trained: 2,000+ youth and adults
  • Built: 1904 (as a tug boat)
  • Converted to tall ship: 1952
  • Waters: Ottawa River, St. Lawrence, Atlantic

Fair Jeanne

Black Jack - outline

  • Length: 110 ft. (33.5 m)
  • Distance: 150,000+ NM (280,000+ km)
  • Trained: 2,000+ youth and adults
  • Built: 1979-1982
  • Waters: Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, Atlantic, Caribbean

He came home so excited and motivated. It was an amazing experience for him. He was full of stories about all of their adventures and everything he learned. I know he is looking forward to another journey. He is hooked! What a wonderful opportunity you have provided for a young man that would not have otherwise been able to have. This has helped shape him and focus his interests in healthy avenues.

M. Puskas, 2018 (mom)