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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

I recently completed the 24 Day Expedition on the Fair Jeanne and must say that it was one of my most memorable trips ever. The staff on board the Fair Jeanne are exceptional and made life aboard the ship fun and educational. I learned the importance of how to work as a team, how to become a leader and most importantly the” art of sailing” a tall ship. It truly was a wonderful experience.

C. Gooch, 2018