DeKalb Junction woman wins free trip aboard tall ship coming to Ogdensburg from
Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:00 pm

OGDENSBURG – A DeKalb Junction woman has won a free two-hour trip aboard a 94-foot tall sailing ship from

Rose Wynne, and a guest will sail the St. Lawrence Seaway on the Lynx, a War of 1812 privateer replica schooner, which is docking in Ogdensburg June 9 to 12.

The ship will make its presence known along the Seaway with cannon blasts as it approaches the city.

From Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12, the ship will be open to the public for deck tours and sailing excursions to benefit the Lynx Educational Foundation. It will be docked at the city docks on Riverside Drive.

Deck tours are offered for a $5 donation, children 12 and under free. Daily two-hour sailing excursions are $55 per person, seniors and military $45, and children 12 and under $30.

Excursions can be booked in advance by visiting or by visiting the ship during the week.

The tall ship Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fell's Point, Maryland. She was among the first ships to defend American freedom by evading the British naval fleet then blockading American ports and serving in the important privateering efforts.