The Lynx 1812 model is a prestigious depiction of the renowned American privateer, a vessel that boldly served as a letter of marque during a pivotal era in U.S. maritime history. This exquisite model, displayed fully assembled, is a tribute to the original Lynx's contributions to the War of 1812, embodying the spirit of American resilience and ingenuity.
Each model is the product of intense dedication, handcrafted by master artisans who draw on historical photographs, drawings, and original plans. The construction mirrors the traditional plank-on-frame method, employing high-grade materials like western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. This methodical approach ensures that each ship model is a precise scale representation of the Lynx, capturing its essence with accuracy and attention to detail.
Adorned with a striking two-tone hull, the Lynx model features advanced rigging that connects the robust bowsprit and masts—a testament to the meticulous knotting and fastening by hand. The sails, crafted from fine linen, are unfurled and stitched with care, ready to catch the wind. The deck is bustling with historical replicas of cannons, a lifeboat with detailed ribs and planks, and other essential maritime components.
This model is a centerpiece, presented on a solid wood base accompanied by a brass nameplate. It is not only a gift for home or office decorators, boat enthusiasts, and collectors but also a piece of history that tells the story of the Lynx's transformation from a defender against the Royal Navy to a vessel that now imparts knowledge of seamanship and history as a sailing classroom.