The first-ever Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty makes its way to the Thousand Islands Regional Dock at Frink Park with a special appearance by America’s Privateer, tall ship Lynx.Frink Park to be site of new event for nearly a week in June Clayton, N.Y. - The village of Clayton is known to be a popular summer destination for vacationers looking for somewhere nice and quiet with plenty to do. This summer in Clayton there will be plenty to see and do as the village skyline grows a bit taller, 94-feet taller to be exact. The first-ever Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty makes its way to the Thousand Islands Regional Dock at Frink Park with a special appearance by America's Privateer, tall ship Lynx.  Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty is an event that has been created to highlight the world famous St. Lawrence Seaway, which the village of Clayton rests its shores upon, while bringing a sailing masterpiece to the region for display.  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. The replica War of 1812 tall ship, with its massive 94-foot tall mainmast and more than 1,200 square foot mainsail, will grace the village for nearly a week. "With the opening of the Seaway just a month away, we are excited to be able to make this special announcement in mist of the frigid cold," said Michael Folsom, a summer resident of Clayton and organizer of Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty. "The display of tall ship Lynx at the Thousand Islands Regional Dock at Frink Park is geared towards enhancing the scenery of our great village of Clayton and thanks to our sponsors and community leaders we are able to host this event and show off the beauty of the park and enjoy this astonishing sailing vessel," explained Folsom, who is also owner of The Ship Watcher, a website based out of Clayton that aims to provide Seaway shipping news and information. "We are very excited about the opportunity to be one of the presenting sponsors of this event," said Amanda Miller, owner of Lake Ontario Realty. "Personally, I grew up sailing and my heart is on the water, so we are very proud to help bring this event to the area." Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty will kick-off on Tuesday, June 14 at 12 Noon for the Grand Arrival hosted by The Ship Watcher when Lynx is scheduled to arrive in Clayton under her full sails. The ship will also make its presence known throughout the islands with cannon blasts as they approach the village. "We hope people will line the Thousand Islands Regional Dock at Frink Park and join us in welcoming Lynx to the village," Folsom went on to say. Lynx will be on display beginning the evening of Tuesday, June 14 through Monday, June 20. The evening of Tuesday, June 14 will feature a closed and private viewing of the ship for a select number of Wounded Warriors from Fort Drum, courtesy of Davidson Auto Group. Beginning on Wednesday, June 15 and running each day through Monday, June 20 the ship will be open to the public for deck tours and sailing excursions to benefit the Lynx Educational Foundation. Deck tours are a $5.00 donation (children 12 and under are free), while daily 2-hour sailing excursions are only $55.00 per person (seniors and military are $45.00 and children 12 and under are $30.00). Excursions can be booked in advance by visiting http://www.theshipwatcher.com or by simply visiting the ship during the week. Sailing excursion space is limited. Schedule of deck tour times and sailing excursions: Tuesday, June 14: Grand Arrival, 12 Noon; Private Deck Tours for Wounded Warriors, 6 pm Wednesday, June 15: Deck Tours, 10 am - 1 pm; Sailaway, 2 pm - 4 pm and 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Thursday, June 16: Deck Tours, 10 am - 6 pm Friday, June 17: Deck Tours, 10 am - 1 pm, Sailaway, 2 pm - 4 pm and 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday, June 18: Coffee with the Captain (Lyric Coffee House), 8:00 a.m; Deck Tours, 10 am - 1 pm; Sailaway, 2 pm - 4 pm and 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Sunday, June 19: Deck Tours, 10 am - 1 pm; Sailaway, 2 pm - 4 pm and 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Monday, June 20: Deck Tours, 10 am - 6 pm More events are currently being planned for the weekend of June 17-19 and will be announced at a later date. Sponsorship opportunities also remain for businesses interesting in being a part of this unique event. The Lynx Educational Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization, dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach the history of America's struggle to preserve its independence. The maritime challenges during the War of 1812 are taught aboard the American Privateer Schooner Lynx utilizing a comprehensive, interactive program designed to enrich personal achievement through teamwork and the discipline of sail training. Davidson Auto Group is based in Watertown, New York and has been a proud member of the North Country for over 50 years with five locations in Central and Northern New York. Lake Ontario Realty is based in Chaumont, New York serving the Northern New York, Lake Ontario & 1000 Islands region including Fort Drum, Watertown, Sackets Harbor, Brownville, Chaumont, Clayton, Cape Vincent, Henderson and the rest of Jefferson County. Lake Ontario Realty offers incredible service, support, and fast sales.

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Contact: Michael Folsom (315) 374-5273 theshipwatcher@yahoo.com Please note: Event organizer Michael Folsom is only available by phone for any interview requests you may have following this announcement due to being out of the area at this time. For more information on Lynx visit http://www.privateerlynx.com/