Billy Gernertt, gunner’s mate for the tall ship Lynx, yells, “Live free or die!” before firing a dummy charge from its cannon toward the Hawaiian Chieftan during a mock battle on Commencement Bay on July 4, 2008. The top-sail schooner was built to replicate a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. The original Lynx was among the first ships to defend American freedom.
Billy Gernertt, gunner’s mate for the tall ship Lynx, yells, “Live free or die!” before firing a dummy charge from its cannon toward the Hawaiian Chieftan during a mock battle on Commencement Bay on July 4, 2008. The top-sail schooner was built to replicate a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. The original Lynx was among the first ships to defend American freedom. Drew Perine Staff file, 2008
Billy Gernertt, gunner’s mate for the tall ship Lynx, yells, “Live free or die!” before firing a dummy charge from its cannon toward the Hawaiian Chieftan during a mock battle on Commencement Bay on July 4, 2008. The top-sail schooner was built to replicate a privateer or naval schooner from the War of 1812. The original Lynx was among the first ships to defend American freedom. Drew Perine Staff file, 2008

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