Monday 8 June 2015

The Hermione arrives at Yorktown

The Frigate L'Hermione sails the seas in the cause of freedom once more!

Arriving at Yorktown on Friday 5th June

In 1780 the frigate L'Hermione ferried Lafayette to Boston with a declaration of French support for the American insurgents.

Thanks to injections of modern US cash, a beautiful replica of the ship has been created in the historic dockyard of the Arsenal de Rochefort.  Launched into the Charente on 6th July 2012, in April of this year she embarked on her maiden voyage, retracing Lafayette's original route.  This weekend she  arrived at her first port of call in Yorkdown, and will make her way up the Eastern seaboard stopping at Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore.

L'Hermione website:
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La frégate Hermione Lafayette

Feature on the Poitou-Charentes Tourism blog.

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