Privateer Lynx visits Belfast Harbor

Courtesy of Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce
Posted July 10, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — The Lynx Educational Foundation will open their ship Lynx to the public for deck tours and harbor sails every day from Wednesday, July 9, through Tuesday, July 16, at Belfast Harbor.

Deck tours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; $5 for adults and by donation for children. Harbor sails are two hours long, departing at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; $55 for adults and $25 for children. The harbor sails feature live cannon fire, sea chanteys, and storytelling from the War of 1812.

Tickets are available at the dock or online at www.privateerlynx.com.

There will also be a sunset cruise soiree aboard the Lynx, 6 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Only 20 tickets remain. Surf and Turf tapas provided by Delvino’s Restaurant. Cash bar. Cost is $55 per person for Belfast Chamber of Commerce members and $65 per person for nonmembers. Call 338-5900 to secure a spot.

Built in 2001 at Rockport Marine by noted shipbuilder Taylor Allen, founding partner of Belfast’s Front Street Shipyard, the legendary tall ship Lynx showcases the fine craftsmanship of Maine that has been treasured by generations. Touring both coasts of the United States as well as the Great Lakes, Lynx has become known for its sleek lines and stirring story. Come sail away this weekend and experience life as a sailor in the War of 1812. Hear the hidden history of America’s shadow fleet and learn the difference between pirates and privateers.

The Lynx Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to hands-on programs that teach the history of America’s struggle for independence. The Lynx preserves American heritage through maritime education and sail training.

For more information, call the Belfast Chamber of Commerce at 338-5900.

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