Friday, June 3, 2016

Privateer Lynx

The 122 foot long schooner Lynx, a replica of a War of 1812 privateer, sailed through the jetties on Thursday June 2 2016 enroute to Newburyport Harbor. The ship has a crew of 8 people. It is armed with 4 six-pound canons along with deck swivel guns. The ship will be open for tours this weekend.

A two minute video documenting the Lynx's arrival.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

El Galeon - On Board Tour

El Galeon was open for tours all of Memorial Day Weekend and drew large crowds. The self-guided tours were well organized and the information signs informative. Detail information on the Spanish galleons and their crews could be found on a series educational displays on the gundeck.

Galleons were well armed with brass and iron cannons. The cannons were need to protect the cargoes, immigrants, and soldiers traveling on board.

The case contains navigational instruments and an oil lamp

Sailors need to knowledgeable in ropes and knots.

Large block and tackle pulleys were need to raise the spars to hold the sails.

A sampling of the different types of pulleys and rigging used on the ship.

Views of admiral's quarters

One of officer's quarters

Saturday, May 28, 2016

El Galeon - Up Close


 El Galeon docked in Newburyport

 Close-up detail of the Captain's quarters deck rail.








Friday, May 27, 2016

Tall Ship El Galleon Arrives

A replica of 16th and 17th century Spanish galleons, tall ship El Galeon (built in 2006) arrived on the high tide Wednesday May 25 2016. The ships requires a minimal depth of 13 feet and had to wait for high tide to travel through the mouth of the Merrimack River on route to Newburyport harbor. Spectators wait at Salisbury Beach State Reservation and along the docks at Newburyport to witness its arrival. The ship will stay for Memorial Day weekend and tours will be offered daily.

A short video clip of El Galeon passing through the jetties at the mouth of the Merrimack River.

Spectators await her arrival

El Galeon just outside the river entrance

Beginning its approach

Between the jetties