The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce announces the arrival of the Clipper Schooner Lynx on Thursday, June 26. Join us to celebrate Maritime History as the Lynx arrives in Marblehead and welcomes us aboard for tours or a sail.
Thursday, June 26 - Arrive in Marblehead Harbor.
Friday, June 27 - Sunday, June 29
The Lynx will offer free dock tours from 10:00am -12noon
A day sail will be offered (for a fee) from 1-3pm and 4-6 pm.
Ship Tours - Free (Children 12 & under FREE must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Sailing Adventures - Adults $55.00 (Children 12 & under $30.00 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Boarding at the State Street Public Landing, Downtown Marblehead
Sail with us on a Port to Port Passage. Be a part of the crew on this unique experience.
"We are very excited for our visit to Marblehead, and want to thank wholeheartedly our Hosts, Marblehead Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors, The Town of Marblehead and The Harbor Master," said Donald Peacock, President of the Lynx Educational Foundation. "It is through their generous support that Marblehead residents will have the chance to walk the decks and step back in time aboard Lynx, America's National Treasure."
"Marblehead is the birthplace of the American Navy, and the arrival of theLynx will allow us to continue to celebrate our maritime heritage," said Deb Payson, Executive Director of the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce. "Please join us onboard for a tour or sail."
Don't miss this photo opportunity to 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 will 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 taught aboard Lynx meet specific State Standards.
Lynx has been awarded the 2011 Nautical Maritime Historical Society's Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Education.
The Privateer Lynx will be offering Educational Public Ship Tours and Sail Adventures beginning on June 27 through June 29. 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. The Privateer Lynx was hired to train the cast and crew of the hit movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
For reservations please call 866-446-5969 (PST) or go online for tickets.