Today, Thursday, Jul. 28, 2022, a tall ship is stopping by the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes for an overnight visit. SV Fair Jeanne will arrive at 3 p.m. and is inviting the public to stop by for a tour and visits with the crew.
Tours of the brigantine will be available on a first come first served basis, according to a release from the Marine Museum. The tours are free and donations are encouraged. Up to 300 visitors will be able to climb aboard the vessel at the Marine Museum dock.
Later this evening, at 8:40 p.m., the public is welcome to join Fair Jeanne’s crew for Evening Colours. According to the release, this ceremony marks the closing of the day when the ship’s flag is lowered at sunset.
The Marine Museum is encouraging residents and visitors alike to “bring a picnic and the family for an evening on the pier, complete with a tall ship deck tour and ceremony. PLEASE NOTE that the Museum and restrooms close at 5 p.m., but access to the pier will be available until 9 p.m.”
Fair Jeanne is a 33.5-meter-long vessel (110 ft.) with a mast height of 24.4 meters (80 ft.). She belongs to Tall Ships Adventure, which provides Sailing Adventures for youth and adults. In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Fair Jeanne is on her first youth voyage of the season.
“This voyage started in Gananoque on July 17. They’ve sailed around Lake Ontario down to Niagara Falls and back! They are finishing their voyage in Brockville on Saturday,” shared Denise Morrison, Registrar at Tall Ships Adventure.
According to the release, the Marine Museum is delighted to welcome Fair Jeanne and her crew, and partner with them to offer the public this last-minute opportunity to get up close and personal with a Great Lakes tall ship.
Please contact the Museum at 613 542 2261 for any questions and visit their website for directions, marmuseum.ca/visit-us/museum-hours