Whether you’re a sailor, lover of the ocean, or just a fan of history, this week may provide a unique experience unlike any other. The Privateer Lynx, which arrived in Honolulu last Thursday, will be available for public tours and sailing adventures starting this week. The topsail schooner arrived in Hawaii after finishing the 2009 Transpacific Yacht Race.
“The original Lynx was built in 1812 as a blockade runner in Fells Point, Baltimore, by Thomas Kemp. She had a very short privateering career and was captured by the British at the start of her second run from the Chesapeake to France in 1813. She then promptly entered British Naval service as a revenue cutter, was renamed Mosquidobit, and was stationed in Nova Scotia. She was later sent to England and her lines were taken off on May 10, 1816.“
The Privateer Lynx in Morro Bay
Tall Ship Privateer Lynx
A complete schedule of where the “Privateer Lynx” will be docking and offering tours over the next few weeks in Hawaii is available here: http://urltea.me/00v