Good Harbor Beach in December, Gloucester MA From Elinor Teele
Square Topsail Schooner Lynx pictured leaving Gloucester harbor Tuesday Dec. 3rd. –Photo by Len Burgess
America’s Privateer 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.
The replica of Lynx sailing today was designed by Melbourne Smith of the 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, making her a new addition to the tall ship community. Her port of registry is Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Today, instead of fighting the British like her original counterpart, she serves as a sailing classroom.
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.