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The Tall Ship Lynx is an educational organization dedicated to hands-on programs that teach the history and present examples of America’s struggle to preserve its independence. The ship is an interpretation of an actual privateer built in 1812. The maritime challenges during the War of 1812 are taught aboard Lynx utilizing a comprehensive, interactive program designed to enrich personal achievement through teamwork and the discipline of sailing.


The Tall Ship Lynx is dedicated to all who cherish America's blessings. Please join us in recognizing maritime education, achievement, and an appreciation of the American heritage at sea.

Two Islands One Ship

The Tall Ship Lynx travels throughout New England and winters in the Golden Isles of Georgia at St. Simons Island, allowing adventure seekers of all ages to experience the waters near home, or in a location they've never visited.


Adventure Sails

Join the Lynx crew to experience life as an early 19th-century sailor, hoisting sails, steering the ship, and firing the main battery of six-pounder carronades. Learn about early American history and the role of Baltimore Clippers such as Lynx in the War of 1812 through informal "learning stations" hosted by the crew while underway.

Experience life aboard a traditional, square topsail schooner and enjoy the unique interactive sailing adventure with your family, friends, co-workers, or student group. Day sailing trips can be scheduled during port visits for groups of up to 40 passengers to lend a hand hoisting 5,000 square feet of sail or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.

Sunset Sail & Private Charters

Individual, groups, and organizations may charter Lynx for a three-hour sunset sail. Capacity is limited to 40 passengers. Passengers may supply their own snacks and beverages or make arrangements with the office.


If meals are desired, passengers may consult with a dockside catering operation or make further arrangements with the office. 


Coastal Passage & Offshore Voyage

Lynx sails between ports throughout the year, offering one to six-day passages for those looking to experience something different. From a romp down the coast to a gentle overnight sail under the stars, these cruises are perfect for anyone interested in learning the basics of sail training.

Summer sailing in New England Watters - including Martha’s Vineyard, Portsmouth, NH Boothbay Harbor, Maine and Newport - are a few of our available Port to Port passages.


Lynx offers a limited number of opportunities for guest crew to sign on board and experience offshore sailing on a Tall Ship. These voyages are for the true adventurer willing to leave the modern world behind and embark on a high-seas adventure.

Dockside Tours

Once you step on board the LYNX, you’ll be taking a giant step back in time. You will learn firsthand, the important role that Privateers played during the War of 1812. As you walk these decks of history, the crew of the LYNX will explain the Privateer concept and what the day-to-day life of a Privateer was like.


Relax, stay as long as you like, and explore every part of this unique living history museum. This is truly an educational experience that is fun for children as well as adults. Once you’ve taken the dockside tour, you will surely want to sign on for an adventure sail.

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Team Building Program

Building teamwork can help increase team confidence, which can lead to team success. When team members work together effectively and communicate well, they can accomplish more and feel more confident in their abilities. This can translate into achieving shared goals and a sense of accomplishment as a team. The knowledge to prevail at sea almost 200 years ago has been adapted to the demands needed to succeed in today’s business world.


By experiencing the obligations and duties of an 1812 privateer crew, coworkers can see how cooperation, responsibility, vision, and rapid response can be applied to answer the challenges businesses face every day.

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How To Donate

Become a Member of the Tall Ship LYNX Society of Friends

The Tall Ship Lynx Society of Friends is a society of like-minded individuals connected with a vision of continued Maritime Excellence. They support the Lynx and efforts to help visitors develop an awareness of their unique potential through learning, leadership, personal development and self discovery. The annual membership supports programs and educational missions as well as the unique demands of maintaining a wooden ship. The Society of Friends ensures that The Lynx remains an ongoing historical experience for everyone to enjoy. The Lynx Educational Foundation is a Not for Profit: 501 (c) 3 TIN 04-3712760

$2000 Supporter plus: Four sailing tickets, two ball caps, and 10% off at the ship's store.

$1000 Supporter plus: Two sailing tickets, two ball caps.

Supporter: Ship magnet, Christmas ornament, biannual newsletter mailed, and a discount of10% off bookings of six or more tickets.

$10,000 Supporter plus: Six tickets, Charter of up 35 people, two ball caps, and 20% off at the ship's store.

$5000 Supporter plus: Six tickets and 50% charter discount, two ball caps, and 10% off at the ship's store.

$4000 Supporter plus: Six sailing tickets, 25% charter discount, two ball caps, and 10% off at the ship's store.

Annual Membership Commitment Levels

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