: Tall Ship Lynx
Photo courtesy of J. Pepper Frazier.
Through a unique partnership with The Lynx Education Fund, tall ship experiences are available to Nantucket students, residents, and visitors.
Part of Egan Maritime's Sea of Opportunitites education program, each summer local Nantucket middle and high school students from all island schools apply to sail aboard Lynx for three or seven day sails. Known as Student Mariners, the selected applicants set sail for Vineyard Haven, MA or Mystic, CT working alongside Lynx's crew. They learn the ropes, how to to be a successfull and selfless member of a working crew, and overcome fears of heights and the unkown climbing aloft, all while cultivating confidence and a joy for being active and engaged with the world around them. Student Mariners have coined the sails as "transformational" and "life changing." Currently six Student Mariners are enrolled at maritime academies and institutions to persue their education.
In an effort to incorporate on the water experiences into the classrooms of all island students, Lynx fieldtrips are coordinated with all island public and private schools. In June of 2017 more than 600 local youth learned Nantucket's maritime history and heritage aboard the ship sailing in Nantucket harbor.
Lynx will be on Nantucket through September 2017. If you would like to book a sail you may do so using the links below. To inquire about a private charter or event please call (978) 479 - 2197.
Day Sails click here
Sunset Sails click here