Privateer Reproduction to Visit RI
October 5, 2011
On Thursday, October 6, Lynx will slip quietly into the harbor at East Ferry. That is, as quietly as a 122’, 114-ton square-rigged topsail schooner can arrive while offering a salute from her main battery of sixpounder carronades upon her arrival.
Lynx will then take a place at Conanicut Marina, where it will remain for 4 days.
Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx, built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fell’s Point, Maryland. It was among the first ships to defend American freedom by evading the British naval fleet then blockading American ports and serving in the important privateering efforts.
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