To commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, the schooner Lynx, “America’s Privateer,” will be visiting New York harbor from October 25th through October 31st. The 122-foot top-sail schooner will sail into North Cove Marina on the Hudson River in Downtown Manhattan on Thursday, October 25th at 8 am. The schooner will be open for public tours and sails. For schedules and tickets click here. All proceeds help benefit the educational programs taught aboard Lynx.
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 maritime efforts. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era.