The arrival of the tall sailing ship Lynx has been pushed back to Thursday morning, a representative of the ship said Wednesday.
Lynx was set to arrive in Brunswick on Wednesday afternoon but is delayed by rough seas and poor weather, according to Donald Peacock of the Lynx Educational Foundation.
At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lynx was about 70 nautical miles northeast of Brunswick traveling at about 5 knots. Unusually rough seas with about 12-foot waves were preventing Lynx from moving any faster.
The ship is expected to arrive off the coast of St. Simons Island after dark and will anchor until the morning. Lynx is anticipated to arrive at the Brunswick Landing Marina after first light Thursday and has a U.S. Coast Guard inspection set for 9 a.m.
Deck tours are expected to be available by 11 a.m. Thursday at Dock No. 1 of Brunswick Landing Marina, 1701 Torras Landing in Brunswick.
For a full schedule of tour availability, visit StMarysTallShipAlliance.org.
Commissioned in 2001 as an educational vessel, the 122-foot-long Lynx is an interpretation of a 1812 privateer, a warship for hire, of the same name that was used during the War of 1812. It is homeported in Nantucket, Mass., and travels the American coast offering programs for students and the general public to learn about early American maritime history.