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It all began with a vision

Posted by Tall Ships America on April 17, 2015

 

L'Hermione  (Courtesy of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America)

L’Hermione (Courtesy of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America)

Twenty years ago, construction began in France on a piece of American history. Tomorrow, the frigate that carried the Marquis de Lafayette to America to tell General George Washington that France would support our War of Independence from the British (and thus helped ensure our success), will set sail from France on a historic 3,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. L’Hermione will arrive in Yorktown, Virginia on June 5th and spend the next two months sailing the East Coast of the United States. L’Hermione will be joining the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015 fleet in the ports of

Cape Charles, VA (June 13-14)
Philadelphia, PA-Camden, NJ (June 25-28)
Greenport, NY (July 4-7)
Portland, ME (July 18-20)

Here are some videos from the L’Hermione crew as they prepare for this momentous voyage –

More information about L’Hermione and her complete itinerary

More information about the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015

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