Privateer Lynx Sailing to New London, CT

“America’s Privateer”, the Lynx, will arrive in New London on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

The 122’ Lynx is a faithful interpretation of a 19th Century Square Topsail Schooner that helped defend the United States in the War of 1812.

The celebrated War of 1812 privateer square topsail schooner has arrived on the East Coast from Hawai’i & California and is scheduled for a 5-year mission along the East Coast of the United States, the Great Lakes and Canada, where she will be participating in the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner.

The 8-member crew, in period dress, will fire a salute from the Lynx’s main battery of 6-pounder carronade deck guns upon her grand entrance, which is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the docks at New London Waterfront Park.

The Lynx will be available for public tours as well as sailing excursions around the New London waterfront.

Built in Rockport, Maine, the reproduction Lynx was commissioned in 2001. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era and serves as a sailing classroom

Lynx Schedule:

  • Wednesday, September 26:
    Grand Arrival 3:00 p.m.
    Ship Tours: 4 pm – 6 pm
  • September 27 – October 1:
    Ship Tours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Sailaway: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Sailaways
    Adults $65; Srs. & Active Military $55; Children 12 & Under $35
  • Ship Tours
    Adults $5; Children Ages (3-12) $2

Boarding Location: City Pier Floating Docks




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