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Flag USA
Rig Schooner
Homeport Newport Beach, CA
Sparred Length 122'
LOA 78'
LOD 76'
LWL 72'
Draft 9'
Beam 23'
Rig Height 94'
Freeboard 5'
Sail Area 4669 square feet
Tons 94 GRT
Power Cat 3306B-290hp
Hull wood
The square topsail schooner Lynx has been designed and built to interpret the general configuration and operation of a privateer schooner or naval schooner from the War of 1812, the original Lynx being a "letter of marque" Baltimore Clipper commissioned during the opening days of the war. Serving effectively as a blockade-runner and offensive weapon of war, she was among the first ships to defend American freedom. Dedicated to all those who cherish the blessings of America, Lynx sails as a living history museum, providing inspiration and resolve at this time in our nation’s history. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies flags and pennants from the 1812 era. To complement her historic character, the Lynx crew members wear period uniforms and operate the ship in keeping with the maritime traditions of early 19th century America. Lynx also operates as a sail training vessel to serve as a classroom for the study of historical, environmental, and ecological issues. In addition, she undertakes "cruises of opportunity" that lead to personal growth and awareness through the experience of life at sea aboard a traditional sailing vessel. Lynx is operated by the Lynx Educational Foundation a non-profit 501-(c) (3) organization.
Who Sails Elementary School,
Middle School,
High School,
Individuals Under 25,
Adults (25 and over),
Mainstream Admissions
Program Type For Paying Trainees: Overnight Passages,
For Paying Trainees: Day Sails,
Passenger Trade: Overnight Passages,
Passenger Trade: Day Sails
Education Marine Science,
Maritime History,
Other: private charters, teambuilding
Affiliated Schools  
Affiliated Groups  
Cruising Waters: Summer
Cruising Waters: Winter
Season Year-round
Designer Melbourne Smith
Built 2001
Coast Guard Certification Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
Crew 8
Trainees & Passengers 40 day passages, 6 overnight
Contact Person Jeffrey Woods, Director of Operations
Organization Lynx Educational Foundation
Address 22 Maple Street
Newmarket, NH 03857 US
Telephone 1 (978) 479-2197
Fax (949) 723-1958
e-mail privateerlynx1812@verizon.net
Website www.tallshiplynx.com
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