Tall Ship - Fair Jeanne - Canada


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The tall ship Fair Jeanne is seen in this photograph while she was sailing upbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours of August 11th, 2000. Photograph by Willem VanMaanen

Built in 1982, Fair Jeanne is a 110-foot brigatine originally built by the late Captain Thomas G. Fuller as a private yacht. Carrying 4,000 square feet of sail, the ship is now in service as a sail training vessel carrying up to 30 youths aged 14 to 24. Programs are also available for adults and seniors. During the summer months, the ship operates in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, and the East Coast. Fair Jeanne will participate in a range of activities, including the Boston to Halifax Race Leg of Tall Ships 2000. Berths for up to 21 trainees are available. Winter finds Fair Jeanne in the Caribbean tracing historical maritime and naval events. The program reflects Captain Fuller's belief in using sail training as a means of building confidence and resourcefulness in our youth. He was one of Canada's most decorated war heroes, earning the name "Pirate of the Adriatic" and holding the distinction of the longest time served in offensive war action. His wartime experience taught him the value of instilling confidence and resourcefulness in our youth through adventure at sea. Captain Fuller founded the nonprofit Bytown Brigantine in 1983 to provide these opportunities to young people.


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Posted: June 30, 2001       Last Revised: June 30, 2001
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