Lynx (tall ship)
|Builder:||Rockport Marine, Rockport, Maine|
|Launched:||28 July 2001|
|Homeport:||Newport Beach, California|
|Displacement:||98.6 long tons (100 t)|
|Beam:||23 ft (7.0 m)|
|Height:||94 ft (29 m) at mainmast|
|Draft:||8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)|
|Sail plan:||4,669 sq ft (433.8 m2)|
Lynx is a square topsail schooner based in Newport Beach, California. She is an interpretation of an American letter of marque vessel of the same name from 1812. The original Lynx completed one voyage, running the Royal Navy blockade; the British captured her in 1813 at the start of her second voyage and took her into service as HMS Mosquidobit.
America's Privateer Lynx
The replica of Lynx sailing today was designed by Melbourne Smith[Note 1] - International Historical Watercraft Society, based on historical data, and built by Taylor Allen and Eric Sewell of Rockport Marine at Rockport, Maine. She was launched on July 28, 2001 at Rockport. Her port of registry is Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Today, instead of fighting the British like her original counterpart, she serves as a sailing classroom. Lynx offers an early American history program as well as a life, earth and physical science program to schools. She teaches seamanship and history to those who step on her deck. Notably, Lynx is known for her summer program where she sails to Hawaii with students. Along the way students learn about sail handling, navigation, seamanship, leadership and learning to face unforeseen challenges.
The Lynx Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization, dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach the history of America's struggle to preserve its independence.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lynx.|