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War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX "America's Privateer"
Visits Palm Beach Maritime Museum on Peanut Island

 

Privateer Lynx on left and HMS Bounty on right

 

 

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Above picture is from Privateer Lynx website at www.privateerlynx.org

Privateer Lynx arrived on January 16, 2010 from Hawai'i & California and is scheduled for a five-year mission along the East Coast of the United States and Canada 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 celebrated War of 1812 privateer square top sail schooner Lynx remained at Palm Beach Maritime Museum through April 28th when she headed north for the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge Series.

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 programs that are taught 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 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.

For more information, please visit www.privateerlynx.org