April 2, 2011

The Tall Ship Clipper Schooner Lynx to Visit Wilmington, NC Starting April 7, 2011

Attention local camera bugs, make sure to head out on the morning of April 7th to capture so photos of the Clipper Schooner Lynx as she heads up the Cape Fear river towards Wilmington.

The Clipper Schooner Lynx is a tall ship built to recreate a ship from the War of 1812. The ship will arrive in Wilmington for the Azalea Festival on April 7th at 12:00 pm and will be docked through April 19th when it will depart for Beaufort. Join the flotilla as she fires a salute from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand entrance into Wilmington.

The ship is 122 feet high and weighs 114 tons. It is an interpretation of a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812, the war that led way to America's "Era of Good Feeling" and gave the country its national anthem. The ship features flags and pennants from the 1812 era, a crew dressed in period costumes and operating the ship as sailors would in the 19th century, and six carronades -- short, cast-iron cannons.

For information on visiting the ship, visit their website: www.privateerlynx.com or visit the Azalea Festival website: www.ncazaleafestival.org
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