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The War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” to Visit Charleston!

patriotspoint Nov 15, 2012

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” will sail into Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – located next to the USS Yorktown!  The historic ship will be available for the public to visit November 17-December 12.

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.

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 (All Proceeds help support our educational programs taught aboard Lynx)

Public Sail: Adults – $65.00 & Ages 4 to 12 yrs – $35.00


Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina,

24 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Please visit www.privateerlynx.org for online ticketing and additional information.

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