Designed and built in 1982 by the late Captain Thomas G. Fuller, Fair Jeanne was first sailed as a private yacht. Captain Fuller was one of Canada’s most decorated WWII naval war heroes, earning the name “Pirate of the Adriatic”. His wartime experience taught him the value
of instilling confidence and resourcefulness in our youth while at sea. More than 100,000 nautical miles and 30 years later, Fair Jeanne is now in service as a sail training vessel for Bytown Brigantine, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing leadership, confidence, and self-reliance in youth through the adventure of square-rigged sailing. During the summer months she provides voyages for youth 14-19 years old, and is also a floating high school offering Ontario Secondary School credit courses. During the spring and fall she also provides voyages for school groups and adults.
Homeport: Ottawa, Ontario
Sparred Length: 110'
Beam: 24' 6
Rig height: 80'
Sail Area: 4000 square feet
Hull: fiberglass on steel
Program Type: Maritime History
Normal cruising waters: Great Lakes and East Coast (summer), Caribbean (winter)
Contact: Bytown Brigantine Inc.