Monday, May 31, 2010

The Tall Ship "Lynx" returns to Rockport Harbor…with a bang!

It's all hands on deck on June 2nd at high noon! Be part of the crowd as the welcome salute is fired from its main battery of six-pounder carronades upon its grand entrance to Rockport harbor just minutes from the Inn. The Lynx, a 122 ft. heavily armed clipper schooner is an interpretation of a naval schooner from the war of 1812. The crew wear period dress and operate the ship in keeping with the maritime traditions of early 19th century America. These ships were most effective as blockade runners and offersive weapons of war. The Lynx is on a 5 year east coast mission, scheduled to participate in the Tall Ships Challenge Series on the Great Lakes this summer and will remain on the east coast to take part in the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangeled Banner. Built here in 2001 at Rockport Marine, the Lynx returns and will be open to the public for tours from June 3 to June 6. You can even join the crew for a sailing adventure on June 5 or June 6. Hoist the sails, steer the ship and fire the cannons… Call us at 1-800-388-6000 to book your travels and ask about the special sailing package aboard the Lynx that we are offering for the weekend! Visit the ship's website for more information about the visit, and we hope to hear from you soon!

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