Hardy Plumbing
April 27, 2011

Historical Ship Arrives in Greenport

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The 122-foot square topsail naval schooner Privateer Lynx will be sailing into Greenport next Tuesday at noon. The schooner just arrived from Hawaii and California and is scheduled for a five-year mission along the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada.

A salute will be fired from her main battery of six-pound carronades to signal Lynx's arrival. The following day, public tours of the ship will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM. A $5 donation is encouraged for adults.

Through the generous support of Greenport residents that people will have the chance to walk the decks "and step back in time aboard Lynx, America's national treasure," said Jeffrey Woods, Director of Operations for Lynx Educational Foundation. The celebrated War of 1812 schooner will also host public sailaways Wednesday from 2 PM to 4 PM and May 7 from 5 PM to 7 PM. It's $55 for adults, $45 for seniors and active military members and $30 for children 12 and under.

The 114-ton ship was awarded the 2011 Nautical Maritime Historical Society's Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Education. It was also the training ship for the cast and crew of Pirates of the Caribbean. The ship ships out May 12 when it begins a journey to Newport, RI. For reservations call 866-446-5969 or visit www.privateerlynx.org for reservations and tickets.

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