Thursday, February 09, 2006

Privateer Lynx in San Francisco

The beautiful schooner "Privateer" Lynx from Newport Beach sails in a strong breeze past Alcatraz Island.

The Lynx was launched in 2001 in Rockport, Maine. Her length (including bowsprit) is 122 feet and she carries 4,669 sq. ft. of sail.

The original Lynx was a "letter of marque" Baltimore Clipper commissioned during the opening days of the War of 1812 and served as a blockade runner and offensive weapon of war.

Lynx and Lady Washington will be taking guests out for battle reenactments from now through the 14th in Oxnard, CA -- link here to find out about sailing on the Lynx or supporting the historical and educational programs aboard.

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