Looking Aloft

Many vessels, one adventure with Bytown Brigantine

Tag Archives: Ottawa

Employment Opportunities

Bytown Brigantine Inc., a sail training organization for youth ages 12-18, offers seasonal employment opportunities for crew and office staff.   We are currently looking to fill the following shipboard positions for the 2016 season: Summer Student – Administrative & Volunteer Program Assistant Captain, Tall Ship Black Jack Mate 150, Tall Ship Fair Jeanne Please […]

Tall Ships Adventure – Summer Camp Open House

We’re hosting an Open House! Saturday March 5th, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2700 Queensview Drive, Ottawa Ontario, K2B 8H6 Learn about: • Cool overnight summer camps for youth ages 12-14 on the Tall Ship Black Jack • Voyages for teens with options for summer school credit, kayaking & scuba on the Fair […]

2015 Training Awards

This year we had a total of 67 new trainees who joined our training vessel “Black Jack” for a total of nine, 5-day voyages, plus one mid-September voyage for the Girl Guides.  Of this group, a number of newly appointed Deckhands moved upward to the Ordinary Seaman level and, I believe, a number moved onto […]

The Ship’s Log

Good day folks!   It seems to me like “last week” we were in the process of launching and rigging our two sailing vessels.   The Black Jack’s home port of course is Britannia Yacht Club on Lake Duschene on the Ottawa River and the Fair Jeanne’s new home port is at the Tall Ships Landing at […]

Sea Story: The Nelson Touch

I am sure that every red blooded sea farer that has sailed the 7 seas has read about or seen old sea movies and heard of Admiral Lord Nelson of the long yesteryear British navy.   This lasted up to the end of WWI who ruled the seas almost worldwide (the old British Commonwealth).  This long […]