...do I see you coming home :::::
The Lynx is a square topsail schooner based in Newport Beach. She is a replica of an American privateer vessel of the same name from around 1812. The original Lynx played its part in running the British blockade, assisting the then almost non-existent American naval forces, and defending the American coastal waters and merchant ships against the Royal Navy.
She serves as an education vessel teaching seamanship to those who step on her deck. Often, when other Tall Ships come to our harbor there is a reenactment of a battle and the cannons are fired....which always grab the attention of those along the beach...I have seen many a tourist with a worried look on their face :-)
To me she is just a beauty to watch as I sit on the cliffs above the beach...this photo I took of her was last winter as she was sailing back into the harbor...I had some fun altering the photo in Photoshop.