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Published: Thursday, 6/30/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Lynx sails into Toledo for pubilc tours, cruises

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The ship fires a cannon as it sails through the raised Cherry Street bridge. The ship fires a cannon as it sails through the raised Cherry Street bridge.
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The restored privateer Lynx arrived in Toledo at lunchtime Thursday to participate in the centennial restoration of the S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker and will be open for tours and cruises through Monday.

The vessel tours will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, from 10 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Admission is $5, with accompanied children 12 and younger allowed on board for free.

Two-hour “Sailaway” cruises will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, plus an additional sailing at 5:30 p.m. Monday, with fares of $55 for adults, $45 for seniors and military, and $30 for children 12 and younger.

Crew members stow sails on the Lynx as the privateer ship arrives Thursday in Toledo. Crew members stow sails on the Lynx as the privateer ship arrives Thursday in Toledo.
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To purchase tickets online, visit www.privateerlynx.com/calendar.html.

The clipper schooner will be docked in International Park, 26 Main St., near the restored Schoonmaker, which will be rechristened from its former name, S.S. Willis B. Boyer, during a ceremony Friday morning.

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