Vincent Massey on Pathfinder, 1967

Toronto Brigantine is so lucky to have had such great sponsorship and support over the years.

Vincent Massey was Governor General of Canada from 1952 to 1959.   One of Vincent Massey’s interests was in working with youth.

Pathfinder was officially commissioned in July 1964, presided over by then retired Governor General, Vincent Massy and he commissioned  the STV Pathfinder. [we are looking to trace pictures from that event, contact us if you have any]

Photo: TBI Massey commissions Pathfinder Globe & Mail July 13, 1964 [source: Photo provided by Mike Filey, February 2012)

Here is a newspaper clipping of Vincent Massey visitng Pathfinder again in 1967.

It was Toronto Brigantine alumnus, Keith Leewis (1964-1966) that provided this  soft copy version of the newspaper clipping.

To submit any pictures or memories that you have about Toronto  Brigantine’s 50 years of tall ship sail training for youth from Toronto’s Harbourfront and around the Great Lakes, please contact your office at
For more information aobut our youth sail training program, check out

Happy sailing and hope you are having a great summer.

Toronto Brigantine Inc

413-215 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON M5T 2C7

tel: 416-596-7117 e-mail :


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