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The Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX Arriving in Jacksonville
The Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX Arriving in Jacksonville

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 Jacksonville for the first time on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:00 am. Join the flotilla as she fires a salute from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand entrance into Jacksonville.  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 and Canada and will be participating  in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner.

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 Public Dockside Tours beginning on February 12th.  Climb aboard and step back in time as you relive history and feel the adventure. Join the crew 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. Lynx is available for school field trips, private charters, team building, and receptions.

Boarding Location:  100 Coastline Drive, Jacksonville

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

Lynx Schedule:February 12th – 27th  

  • Grand arrival – Saturday, February 12th - 11:00 am
  • Saturday - February 12th Public Dockside Tours 11:00 am – 4:00 pm    Adults $5 Donation   (12 and under free)
  • Sunday - February 13th  - Public Dockside Tours  9:00 am – 4:00 pm     Adults $5 Donation   (12 and under free)
  • Tuesday – Sunday, February 15 – 20 and February 22 - 27                            
  • 9 am  - 4 pm   Public Dockside Tours $5 Donation    (12 and under free)
  • (No reservations necessary for dockside tours)

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