Tall Ship 'Lynx' Tours

Category: Sports & Recreation

Event Date:

Thursday, June 30 - July 4, 2011


International Park (downtown Toledo)
@ The Docks
Toledo, Oh

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Event Details:

The Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX "America's Privateer"
Returns to Toledo, Ohio for Centennial Celebration of the SS Boyer Museum Ship
Toledo, OH On June 30, 2011 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 Toledo on Thursday, June 30 at 12:00 pm. Join the flotilla as she fires a salute from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand entrance into Toledo. "We are very excited for our return visit to Toledo, and want to thank wholeheartedly our Hosts, Boyer/Riverfront Inc. which serves to operate and preserve the S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship. "It is through their generous support that Toledo residents will have the chance to walk the decks and step back in time aboard Lynx, America's National Treasure." said Jeffrey Woods, Director Operations for Lynx Educational Foundation. The celebrated War of 1812 privateer square top sail schooner has arrived on the East Coast from Hawai'i & California and is scheduled for a five-year mission along the East Coast of the United States, the Great Lakes and Canada, where she will be participating 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 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 and science programs that are taught aboard Lynx meet specific State Standards.

The Privateer Lynx will be offering Educational Public Ship Tours and Sailing Excursions beginning on July 1st . 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. Get ready to rumble as you and your kids take part in this unique, interactive sailing adventure. On decks and below Lynx evokes the life, spirit, and atmosphere of a vanished age of sail. Lynx is available for school field trips, private charters, team building, and receptions.
The Privateer Lynx was hired to train the cast and crew of the hit movie Pirates of the Caribbean.

Lynx Schedule: June 30th July 4th
Thursday, June 30th - 12 pm - Grand arrival with cannon salute
12 PM - Grand arrival Public Ship Tours - 1pm 5 pm - Pending inspection
Friday - July 1st
Public Ship Tours - 10 am - 11 am & 12 pm-2 pm Adults $5.00 Children 12 & under FREE
Sailaway - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Adults $55 Srs. & Military $45 (Children 12 & under) $30
Saturday & Sunday - July 2nd & 3rd
Public Ship Tours - 10 am 1:30 pm - Adults $5.00 Children 12 & under FREE
Sailaway - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Adults $55 Srs. & Military $45 (Children 12 & under) $30
Monday - July 4th
Public Ship Tours - 10 am 1:30 pm - Adults $5.00 Children 12 & under FREE
Sailaway - 2:30 pm 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 7:30 pm - Adults $55 Srs. & Military $45 (Children 12 & under) $30
Ship Location: International Park 26 Main Street
Come sail with us on a Port to Port Passage
Rochester, NY to Toledo, OH / Toledo, OH to Duluth, MN

For reservations please call 866-446-5969 (PST) or visit www.privateerlynx.org for online ticketing.
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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