Tall Ships: The American Privateer Lynx
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A film by Robert Margouleff and Dan Kavanaugh
Running Time: 53 minutes
The American Privateer Lynx transports you into the exciting seafaring world of days gone by. It connects directly with today’s youth, expanding their understanding about the maritime history of our nation and the environmental perils facing our planet. Experience an unforgettable adventure on the Pacific. Witness the fury of the ocean as the American Privateer Lynx sails through treacherous weather. Meet the crew as they describe their lives aboard then watch them share their knowledge with a class of inner city school kids, giving them the ultimate field trip.
American Privateer Lynx
The American Privateer Lynx is a powerful 122 foot Top Sail Schooner that looks like an apparition from the past. In reality, she is a modern sailing ship inspired by an earlier Lynx built in 1812, that served as a war machine in her day. The ship’s story is that of a young America, fighting to free herself from English domination. With virtually no navy of its own but plenty of Yankee ingenuity, Americans used “Privateers” like the Lynx to fight the British empire that ruled the seas. Today’s Lynx honors that tradition.