Tall Ship Lynx Partnership

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Set Sail in 2024

Egan Maritime and the Tall Ship Lynx are pleased to offer unique and affordable sailing opportunities. Climb aboard and join the Lynx for sunset sails, concerts on the water, and the popular Nanpuppets family cruise.

Plus! In 2024, we are offering a new program designed for the Student Mariner in your life. Children aged 12 – 15 can become Student Mariners and join the crew as they explore Nantucket’s water.

2024 Sailing Schedule

Throughout the summer, Caption Don Peacock owns and operates a separate business via the Lynx. His calendar includes daily sails, sunset cruises, and private charters. Egan Maritime members receive discounts on all Tall Ship Lynx Sails. To learn more about non-Egan Maritime sponsored sails aboard the Tall Ship Lynx, visit: https://www.tallshiplynx.org/

On-The-Water Education

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Since 2014, Egan Maritime has partnered with the Tall Ship Lynx to provide on-the-water sailing opportunities.

During May and June, Egan and the Lynx Educational Foundation teamed up to offer a unique opportunity for local students. Sailing aboard the historic Tall Ship Lynx, a cornerstone of the Sea of Opportunities experience, is an unparalleled experiential educational opportunity. Over 500 local students climb aboard the Lynx, immersing themselves in Nantucket’s maritime history and oceanography and applying what they learn in the classroom to their sailing experience. These experiences are 100% free and supported through generous donations. If you want to support the 2024 sailing season, please email Carlisle Jensen at cbjensen@eganmaritime.org.

Our Lynx sails are not just about sailing but about planting seeds for future learning or career opportunities. At Egan, we aspire to inspire the next generation of “Salty Nantucketers.” Our sails include two extended three- and five-day expeditions where students learn the ropes and find confidence at sea. These youth earn the title of Student Mariner after their return.

To learn about the 2024 Student Mariner Sails, click here.

Support on the Water Education

Sailing aboard the Tall Ship Lynx is a cornerstone of the Sea of Opportunities experience. Over 500 local students climb aboard the Lynx and learn about Nantucket’s maritime history and oceanography, applying what they learn in the classroom to their sailing experience. Lynx sails plant the seeds for future learning or career opportunities. At Egan, we hope to inspire the next generation of “Salty Nantucketers.” Students climb on board the Lynx and are exposed to what Nantucket truly offers.

These experiences are 100% free and supported through generous donations. If you want to support the 2024 sailing season, please email Carlisle Jensen at cbjensen@eganmaritime.org or click here.

About the Lynx

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The Tall Ship Lynx is an educational sailing vessel dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach the history of America’s struggle to preserve its independence, with close attention to the maritime challenges during the War of 1812. The replica Privateer Schooner employs a comprehensive, interactive program designed to enrich personal achievement through teamwork and the discipline of sailing.

Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer, Lynx, built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fell’s Point, Maryland. The original Lynx was among the first ships to defend American freedom; she evaded the British naval fleet, which was blockading American ports at the time, and served in the important privateering efforts. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, the American Navy consisted of only 17 ships – eight frigates, two brigs, and seven assorted smaller vessels including a few schooners which where in service during the Barbary Wars. When a nation went to war, owners of private vessels were granted special permissions, called “letters of marque,” to prey upon the enemy’s ships; earning the title of “privateers.” While rarely engaging enemy warships, the impact of privateers was felt by English merchants who insisted on warship escorts for their vessels.

In order to perform their duty as an escort, warships were drawn away from engaging the scant American Navy and blockading our coast, and thus the privateers, motivated by profit, assisted in our national defense. Privateers were so effective at running the British blockade and harassing the British merchant fleet that the ship yards that built them, became primary targets for British revenge.

Sponsors

We are grateful to the donors and sponsors who make the partnership between Egan Maritime & the Tall Ship Lynx Possible. With your support, we can offer free experiential educational opportunities to Island youth and provide accessible on-the-water programs to all Nantucketers.

2024 Sponsors:

Nantucket Looms



Dennis and Connie Keller

CORE Nantucket

HaulOver

Island Kitchen

Maggie Stewart Events

Nantucket Boat Basin

Nantucket Lightshop

Nantucket Marine

Nancy Rosenthal

Surfing Hydrangea Nursery

WingWorks Landscape