LYNX, a 76-foot topsail schooner, was designed by Melbourne Smith and is used to educate students about the War of 1812. Her sleek design and dramatic raked masts are based on the lines a privateer vessel that would have been used in the War of 1812 as part of America’s private navy.
Working armaments include 4 six-pound carronades, 4 swivel guns, and a complimentary stand of muskets, cutlasses, and pikes. Lynx bases her educational program in Newport Beach, California. Accommodations aboard Lynx include two aft staterooms, a large main saloon amidships with entertainment center, fireplace, and dining for eight, a split level galley forward with private berth for the cook, and berths forward of the galley.