Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Lynx

 The Lynx, Mystic Seaport

This is The Lynx, a replica of a schooner which fought during the War of 1812.  This replica was built in Maine in 2001 and now serves as a educational vessel, teaching the history of  privateers and of sailing vessels during the early 1800's.  You can read more about The Lynx here.  The ship is spending the winter here in Mystic.  About the time I learned this ship was going to be docked in Mystic Seaport I ran across some other images of the ship in the blog, North Country Ramblings, by photographer James Bullard.  His blog is one of many I read regularly, enjoying his pictures of New York state's Adirondack region.  For comparison, you can see one of his images here.  As you can see, a lot of the rigging has been removed in preparation for the winter.  When fully rigged these ships are a thing of beauty.  These pictures hardly do The Lynx justice.  I'll have to return in the spring when the ship is about ready to depart so that I can catch her under sail.

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