The Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” Arrives Sag Harbor Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812
Long Wharf, Sag Harbor,
Sag Harbor, NY On October 12, 2012 – All law-abiding and loyal citizens are urged to be vigilant and alert to the presence on your coast of the weatherly, fast, and heavily armed Clipper Schooner Lynx. The 122-foot square top sail schooner Lynx will be sailing into Sag Harbor, on Friday, October 12th at 12 pm. Join the flotilla as she fires a salute from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand entrance. “We are very excited to return to Sag Harbor, and want to thank wholeheartedly our hosts, Village of Sag Harbor and Robert Bori, Harbor Master. It is through their generous support that Sag Harbor residents will have the chance to walk the decks and step back in time aboard Lynx, America’s Privateer our National Treasure.” Jeffrey Woods, Executive Director, Lynx Educational Foundation said. “Lynx is well into her for a five-year mission along the East Coast of the United States and Canada celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. We are proud to deliver our port to port friendship exchange program that promotes awareness of the travels and value to the maritime communities of the Privateer Lynx. It is a mission of common maritime interest the exchange or gifting from one port to another of good wishes and promotes the maritime connection that we are linked to. Under a full press of sail, a gift will be safely transported as if it was 200 years ago. We look forward to linking the community of Sag Harbor, New York to our previous port and next port of call.”
Don’t miss this photo opportunity as we relive history.
Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fell’s Point, Maryland. She was among the first ships to defend American freedom by evading the British naval fleet then blockading American ports and serving in the important privateering efforts. Although captured early in the war, the original LYNX design was recognized as superior. With her rakish profile and superior sailing abilities, she served as an inspiration to those ships that would follow. Naval Architects continue to study her power and grace. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era. With a noble mission, Lynx acts as a dynamic educational platform and provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with their American History lessons and renders a hands-on experience. Students and adults recognize the War of 1812 as a significant element of American heritage and as a turning point in the development of our national identity.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
The Lynx Educational Foundation proudly supports of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, has provided over $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans.
The Privateer Lynx was hired to train the cast and crew of the hit movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
Climb aboard and step back in time as you relive history and feel the adventure. Join the crew and hoist the sails, steer the ship, fire the main battery of six-pounder carronades and experience first hand life aboard a traditional, square topsail schooner. On decks and below Lynx evokes the life, spirit, and atmosphere of a vanished age of sail.
Lynx is available for Private Charters – Team Building – Receptions – School Programs
Public Schedule: October 12 – 14
October 12, Friday – Grand Arrival – 12 pm Noon – Deck Gun Salute
Ship Tours: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
October 13 & 14 Saturday & Sunday
Ship Tours: 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Public Sail: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Ship Tours: Adults $5.00 Ages 3 – 12 $2.00
Public Sail: Adults – $65.00 & Ages 4 to 12 yrs – $35.00
All Proceeds help support our educational programs taught aboard Lynx.
Boarding: Long Wharf (East Side)