The Tall Ship Lynx Arrives Today
The Privateer Lynx will return to Marblehead Harbor today.
The Privateer Lynx, a 122-foot square top sail schooner, will dazzle local residents this afternoon as it sails into Marblehead Harbor "with gun ships ablaze."
It should be a perfect day for the tall ship's second grand arrival in Marblehead, scheduled to take place around 3 p.m. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
The Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx that was built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fell's Point, Md. The Lynx 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, according to the organization's website.
The Lynx has been granted permission to dock at a public mooring on Front Street from Wednesday through Monday.
The Lynx's grand arrival, which drew a throng of town residents to Chandler Hovey Park and Fort Sewall last summer, includes cannon fire both from shore and the ship and an appearance from Glover's Marblehead Regiment.
Just as was the case last year, daily tours will be given from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and residents will be able to go along for a harbor sail from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Online ticketing is available on the Tall ship's official website or by calling 1-866-446-5969.