Privateer Lynx visits Belfast Harbor

Jul 10, 2014
Photo by: Dan West Orion Couling in his pirate costume giving a tour of the Lynx.

The Lynx Educational Foundation opened their ship Lynx to the public for deck tours and harbor sails every day from July 9 through July 16.

On the morning of July 10 the crew of the Lynx welcomed families aboard for a tour of the ship and the learn some pirate history. Orion Couling, the Master Gunner, was dressed in full pirate regalia to lead the tours.

The legendary tall ship Lynx returned to the bay where it was born last week. Built in 2001 by Rockport Marine by noted shipbuilder Taylor Allen, founding partner of Belfast's Front Street Shipyard, Lynx showcases the fine craftsmanship of Maine that has been treasured by generations. Touring both coasts of the United States as well as the Great Lakes, Lynx has become known for its sleek lines and stirring story.

The Lynx Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to hands-on programs that teach the history of America's struggle for independence. The Lynx preserves American heritage through maritime education and sail training.

For more information call the Belfast Chamber of Commerce at 338-5900.

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