Spiritual visitation in New Hampshire will be a family affair – The Royal Gazette
Created: August 09, 2022 07:51
Ambassador of the sea: the The spirit of Bermuda in Halifax on weekends.
The captain of The spirit of Bermuda will set sail from New Hampshire this week alongside a tall ship captained by her father.
Alex Peacock and Don Peacock — the captain of the tall ship Lynx – take part in Sail Portsmouth’s Parade of Sail on Thursday with the tall ship Kalmar Nyckel and the Piscataquaa flat-bottomed barge known as a gundalow.
Don Peacock told Seacoast Online: “It’s very unique and very fun. He has many friends in the area, as do we, and we see this as a chance to extend hospitality to visiting ships and visiting crewmates from all three ships, including the gundalow crew.
Alex Peacock, Captain of the The spirit of Bermudaand Father Don Peacock, captain of the Lynx. (Photograph by Seacoast Online)
Alexander Peacock added that it was an unusual opportunity to participate in such an event with your father.
“Not a lot of people can do that,” he said.
While the Lynx and the The spirit of Bermuda will sail together this week, the ships they were supposed to replicate were rivals.
The Lynxa topsail schooner, was designed to imitate the American privateers used to harass British merchant ships during the War of 1812, while Bermuda sloops like the The spirit of Bermuda were designed to meet their threat.
Alex Peacock said families during the War of 1812 were displaced, finding themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
“It’s quite traditional in some ways,” he added. “You get displaced families everywhere between the Caribbean, Europe and the United States.”
Don Peacock said: “We take responsibility for realizing the importance and significance of the potential significance of having fathers and sons, not just representing the tall ships, but representing the British and American angle of the War of 1812.”
The The spirit of Bermuda is in Halifax, Nova Scotia.