The Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” from West Coast Enters Race in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for the 1st Time Baltimore, MD On October 12, 2010 – 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 Baltimore for the first time on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm. Join the flotilla as she fires a salute from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand entrance into Baltimore.
The celebrated War of 1812 privateer square top sail schooner has recently arrived on the East Coast from Hawai’i & California and is scheduled for a five-year mission along the East Coast of the United States and Canada. Lynx has just completed the 2010 Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge Series and will remain on the East Coast to participate in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. Don’t miss this photo opportunity as we relive history.
The 114 ton Lynx is an interpretation of a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era making her one of the first ships to defend our freedom.
The Lynx crew wear period dress and operate the ship in keeping with the maritime traditions of early 19th Century America. Lynx represents a “letter of Marque” Baltimore Clipper, considered to be among the finest privateer schooners ever built. Because of their swiftness and maneuverability, these ships were most effective as blockade runners and offensive weapons of war. Students and adults will recognize the War of 1812 as a significant element of American heritage and as a turning point in the development of our national identity.
The educational early American history and science programs that are aboard Lynx meet specific State Standards. The Privateer Lynx was hired to train the cast and crew of the hit movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Privateer Lynx will be offering passengers to sail aboard Lynx in the Parade of Sail with the other ships entered in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race on October 13th. 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.
Get ready to rumble as you and your kids take part in this unique, interactive sailing adventure. On decks and below Lynx evokes the life, spirit, and atmosphere of a vanished age of sail. Lynx is available for school field trips, private charters, team building, and receptions.
Lynx Schedule: 3 pm Grand arrival – Tuesday, October 12th 5 pm Parade of Sail – Wednesday, October 13th Boarding Location: Baltimore Marine Center 2780-B Lighthouse Point East, Baltimore MD 21224 * 410-675-8888
Baltimore Marine Centers owns and/or operates five first rate marinas in downtown Baltimore.
For reservations please call 866-446-5969 (PST) or visit www.privateerlynx.org for online ticketing.