Marblehead Welcomes the Privateer Lynx!

[This is reprinted from May 23, 2011]

The Lynx, a 78-foot replica schooner from the War of 1812, sailed into Marblehead harbor on May 18 for a four-day visit. She’s on an educational tour around the U.S. and Canada, and Marblehead will be her only port-of-call in New England. It was a soggy afternoon with fog and intermittent downpours, but the town turned out with rain ponchos, wellies, and umbrellas to welcome her arrival.

She fired her cannons in tribute as she approached the harbor, and the Glover’s Regiment fired an answering hail from Fort Sewall. As she sailed down the harbor and dropped her sails, I had the privilege of piping her in to the dock. “Huzzah” to the Lynx!

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