Replicas of 19th century ships to sail off Seacoast
“Our mission is to maintain and educate the public on the maritime heritage of the region,” Coker said Monday. “Portsmouth at one time was a huge boat-building center.”
The Lynx is a replica of a War of 1812 Baltimore clipper. The original vessel was intended to harass British merchant ships off the coast and draw British warships away from America’s fledgling fleet.
“It’s low in the water; it has raked-back masts. It actually looks like a sports car,” he said.
This week’s daytime sails cost $55 per person, or $75 per person for Friday’s Parade of Sail. Children 12 and younger can join for $30. Information and ticket services can be accessed online at www.sailportsmouth.org.
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