The privateer Lynx, a 122-foot Baltimore clipper square topsail schooner, will be visiting the Vineyard next weekend. She arrives at Tisbury Wharf at noon on Friday, August 24 and will stay the weekend. This is a return visit. The ship was here last spring.
Lynx was built in 2001 in Rockport, Me. Her port of registry is New Hampshire; the foundation that runs her is based in Newport Beach, Calif. Jeff Wood, executive director of the Lynx Educational Foundation, said this trip is to commemorate the remembrance of the War of 1812.
A privateer is a vessel that is authorized by one government to war against another.
Lynx will sail to the Vineyard from Nantucket, and will be available for tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with sails from 3 to 5 p.m. on August 25 and 26. She leaves the Vineyard on Monday, August 27 and sails to Greenport, R.I.
Tickets and more information is available at privateerlynx.com.