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Lynx "America's Privateer"

Severe Weather Plays Role in Ship’s Travel Schedule

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 Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, on Saturday, November 17th at 12 pm. Join the flotilla as she fires a salute from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand entrance.

The ship was originally slated to arrive in port on November 9, however Hurricane Sandy and the current weather disturbance on the East Coast has adjusted the travel schedule. Rain, Snow, gale force winds and extreme tides forced round the clock watches for captain and crew. Once in port, the ship will remain until December 3.

“We are very excited to visit Charleston for the first time, and want to thank wholeheartedly our hosts Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Harbor Master Captain Stan Jones and Marina Manager Kelley Poe. It is through their generous support that South Carolina 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 Charleston, South Carolina 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.

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: November 17 – December 2

November 17, Saturday - Grand Arrival - 12 pm Noon – Deck Gun Salute
Ship Tours: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
November 18, Sunday
Ship Tours: 10:00 – 1:30 pm
Public Sail: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
November 19, 20 & 21, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Ship Tours 10:00 – 5:00 pm
November 23, 24 & 25 Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Ship Tours: 10:00 – 1:30 pm
Public Sail: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
November 27, 28 & 29 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Ship Tours 10:00 – 5:00 pm
November 30, Friday
Ship Tours: 10:00 – 1:30 pm
Public Sail: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
December 1, Saturday
Ship Tours 10:00 – 2:00 pm
Christmas Boat Parade – 4:30 – 8:00 pm - $85.00 per person
December 2, Sunday
Ship Tours: 10:00 – 1:30
Public Sail: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Ship Closed, Crew Day Off: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 22nd & Monday 26,

Ship Tours: FREE - Donations Accepted
Public Sail: Adults - $65.00 & Ages 4 to 12 yrs - $35.00

All Proceeds help support our educational programs taught aboard Lynx.
Boarding: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina,
24 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Sail with us on a Port to Port Passage. Be a part of the crew on this unique experience.
Charleston – Ft. Lauderdale
For reservations please call 866-446-5969 (PST) or visit
for online ticketing and donations.

The LYNX operates under the auspices of the Lynx Educational Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit, organization, dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach early American history. The Maritime challenges during the War of 1812 are taught aboard the American Privateer Lynx utilizing a comprehensive, interactive program designed to enrich personal achievement through teamwork and the discipline of sail training.


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