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Tall ship 'Lynx' sails into Tampa Bay for a week

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay will feel a little more sky-high this week as the tall ship Lynx makes an educational stop at Harborage Marina beginning Monday afternoon.

The Lynx, a replica of an actual privateer ship used during the War of 1812, is scheduled to sail under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at the marina by 2 p.m. said Donald Peacock, president of the ship's foundation.

For the entire week, students of St. Petersburg's Admiral Farragut Academy will learn rigging methods and traditional sailing aboard the Lynx as well as conditions for sailors of the 19th century.

On Sunday, the Lynx will roll out the gangplank and let the public tour and talk to crew members of the ship from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., 39 people will get to take part in a two-hour sail around the bay full of educational tidbits and live sailing action.

The tours are free but the sail costs $60 for adults and $40 for ages 15 and younger. The first 39 people to buy tickets online for Sunday's sail will have guaranteed spots, Peacock said.

"If demand is high, we are looking at adding another sail before sunset," he said.

The Harborage Marina is located at 1110 3rd St. S in St. Petersburg. For more information and tickets, visit tallshiplynx.com.

Tall ship 'Lynx' sails into Tampa Bay for a week 02/15/16 [Last modified: Monday, February 15, 2016 12:29pm]
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