1812 Tall Ship Lynx at Point Cabrillo Light Station for Publicity
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

centennial-photo2.jpgThe 122-foot square topsail schooner Lynx, an interpretation of a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812, was at Point Cabrillo Light Station this week posing for publicity photos. Accompanied by a 47-foot motor life boat from the U.S. Coast Guard Noyo Station in Fort Bragg, the Lynx crew manuevered on calm seas back in forth behind the lighthouse May 28 for a half dozen photographers taking photos to be used to promote Point Cabrillo’s centennial planned for 2009. The Lynx is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era making her one of the first ships to defend our freedom. Her crew wears period uniforms and operate the ship in keeping with the maritime traditions of early 19th Century America.

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  1. It was an honor to participate in this photo event, doing our part in helping to recognize the beauty, engineering and absolute necessity of the Cabrillo Lighthouse. We’ll never know how many lives have been saved by this lighthouse in its first 100 years of service, or how many billions of dollars in goods that have safely reached their ports of destination. And we who make our living on the sea, sometimes in severe weather, find no greater comfort than being shown the way home.

    LYNX will be open to the public this weekend in Eureka, with sailing excursions on Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm; Dockside Tours by donation are from 10am-1pm.

    Thank you all for making us feel so welcome.

    Captain Michael Kellick

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