RE-ENACTING THE EPIC 1780 VOYAGE THAT BROUGHT LAFAYETTE BACK TO AMERICA February 18, 2015
In exactly two months, The Hermione, an authentic 18th Century replica of the original, embarks on her symbolic journey back to America.
The Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc., are delighted to confirm the April 18th departure of the frigate, the Hermione, from Rochefort, France to the U.S. In readying for the 3,819 mile sail to the U.S., replicating the original voyage of the Marquis de Lafayette in 1780 bringing full French support to the American Revolution, anticipation is high. Officers are engaged in the final formalities and the crew have received their convocation letters. After a winter maintenance, the supplies are being loaded and the sails readied! We welcome with excitement her arrival on June 5th at Yorktown, Virginia, and look forward to her celebratory journey up the eastern seaboard in June & July