Lynx Educational Foundation

War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX "America's Privateer" Returns to Newburgh, NY to Celebrate The War of 1812 200th Anniversary

Newburgh, NY. On October 18, 2012 - 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

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 Sailing Schedule:
Lynx Schedule: October 18 - 21
Thursday - October 18 - 3 pm - Grand Arrival with Deck Gun Salute - Ship Tours - 4 pm - 5 pm
Friday, October 19
Ship Tours - 10 - 2 pm
Sailaway - 3 - 5 pm
Saturday, October 20
Ship Tours - 10 - 12 pm
Sailaway - 1 - 3 pm & 4 - 6 pm
Sunday, October 21
Ship Tours - 10 - 2 pm
Sailaway - 3 - 5 pm
Ship Tours - Adults $7 Children Ages 3 - 12 $3
Sailaways - Adults $50.00 & Children 12 & under $25.00

Sail with us on a Port to Port Passage. Be a part of the crew on this unique experience.

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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Cindy Buffa
Lynx Educational Foundation
Lynx Educational Foundation
509 29th Street
Newport Beach, CA 92663
United States