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War of 1812 replica ship visiting Savannah

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The War of 1812 Tall Ship Lynx "America's Privateer" has arrived in Savannah. The Lynx will be available to the public for dockside tours and sailing excursions throughout the month of March.

For a schedule of events and ticket prices, visit www.privateerlynx.com/calendar.html.

The Lynx Educational Foundation oversees the operation of the Lynx and is a non-profit, non-partisan, education organization. The organization is dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach the history of America's struggle to perserve its independence.

"We are very excited about this visit", said Savannah Riverfront Executive Director Kenny Hill in a statement. "There is nothing more dramatic and natural to our riverfront than tall ships. The community of Savannah – locals and tourists alike – is lucky to have a vessel of this caliber visit us and offer us a glimpse into our maritime past."

The Lynx is a replica of a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. The ship is 76 feet in length overall, with a sparred length of 122 feet, a 23-foot beam and a draft of nine feet. It is equipped with artillery and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era. The crew of the Lynx is attired in period uniforms and operates the ship in maritime traditions of the early 19th century.

For more information about the Lynx online, visit www.privateerlynx.org.

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