The tall ship is an interpretation of a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era.
The Lynx crew wears period uniforms and operates the ship in keeping with the maritime traditions of the early 19th century.
Educational dockside tours and sailing adventures will be offered from May 10 to 15. Join the crew and hoist the sails, steer the ship, fire the carronades and experience life aboard a traditional, square topsail schooner. Schools, groups, troops and private charters are available.
Free dockside tours will be provided from 4 to 5 p.m. on May 10. After that it will cost adults $5 to tour the ship (there is no charge for children 12). Tours will be available on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Adventure sails take place May 12 and 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at a cost of $55 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under.
On May 11, 14 and 15 the Lynx will provide educational programs for schools, groups and scout troops from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and public dockside tours ($5 for adults) from 4 to 5 p.m.
Berths are also available on May 10 for a six-hour sail from Rio Vista to Antioch at a cost $75, and an overnight passage on May 16-17 from Antioch to Sausalito at a cost of $190.
Boarding takes place at the guest dock in front of Humphrey's Restaurant next to the Antioch Marina.
The Lynx Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach early American history.
The maritime challenges during the War of 1812 are taught aboard the American privateer Lynx utilizing a comprehensive, interactive program designed to enrich personal achievement through teamwork and the discipline of sail training.
For reservations, call (866) 446-5969 or visit www.privateerlynx.org.