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Aug8
HISTORIC RE-ENACTORS ADD AUTHENTICITY TO HERMIONE 2015 VOYAGE
Aug5
Say Au Revoir to The Hermione: Last Stop in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Before Returning to France
Jul28
Lafayette at Monticello: “The Happy days I Have Past” : A Talk with Assistant Curator Emilie Johnson, Monticello
Jul21
A Talk with Ursula Reed, Chair, Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, and Dr. Robert Selig, Historian, W3R-US
Jul18
HERMIONE MAKES A BIG IMPACT IN CASTINE, MAINE – ON BASTILLE DAY, JULY 14, 2015
Jul13
HERMIONE FRIGATE ARRIVES IN BOSTON TO TUMULTUOUS WELCOME ON JULY 11, 2015
Jul11
A Talk with David Dearinger, Curator of Lafayette: An American Icon at the Boston Athenæum
Jul10
Hermione Arrives in Historic Newport, Rhode Island
Jul9
Greenport, NY Greets Hermione with Great Fanfare July 6-7 Visit Warmly Welcomed on Long Island
Jul5
HERMIONE FRIGATE IN VIEW OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY DURING JULY 4 PARADE OF SHIPS
Jul2
Triumphant Arrival of Hermione to New York’s Pier 15 at South Street Seaport Museum
Jun29
THE HERMIONE RE-ENACTMENT DINNER AT PHILADELPHIA’S CITY TAVERN IS AN AUTHENTIC BLAST! Marquis-mania Enlivens Philadelphia Waterfront with Tall Ships
Jun25
FRENCH-AMERICAN LIAISON EXTRAORDINAIRE: A TALK WITH NICOLE YANCEY
Jun22
HERMIONE’S BENEDICT DONNELLY SPEAKS IN ANNAPOLIS
Jun17
A Conversation with Paul Raschilla, Partner, AKF Group A Supporter of Hermione’s Visit to the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland
Jun10
Fireworks At Mount Vernon, Virginia During Hermione’s Visit on June 9, 2015
Jun8
Hermione Arrives In Yorktown With A Bang!
Jun2
Rendezvous of France’s Hermione and U.S. Navy’s USS Mitscher Off Virginia Coast
Jun1
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION HERMIONE-LA FAYETTE
May29
A Talk with Dr. Valerie Paley, New-York Historical Society on Its Current Exhibit: “Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and the Hermione.”
May26
The Florida Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America Host Four Successful Fundraisers Collecting $200,000
May7
Lafayette’s Arrival on April 27, 1780 Celebrated By Massachusetts Lafayette Society On Hancock’s Wharf, Boston
May5
Hermione-Lafayette President Miles Young Addresses Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island
Apr30
WORLD PREMIERE OF LAFAYETTE,
Apr13
LAFAYETTE, THE PLAY at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall Theater in New York
Apr7
LAFAYETTE COMES ALIVE: A TALK WITH LAURENT FERRI, CURATOR AND ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Apr2
Lafayette’s Key Role in the American Revolution is Celebrated in a New Society of the Cincinnati Exhibit
Mar25
FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA GATHER IN PALM BEACH FOR CELEBRATORY GALA
Mar24
Gérard Araud, French Ambassador Welcomes Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. at Washington, D.C. Reception
Mar18
PRINCE CHARLES LEARNS OF HERMIONE’S VISIT TO GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MOUNT VERNON
Mar15
Commonwealth of Virginia Declares March 14 as Lafayette Day
Mar14
Hermione Frigate Welcomes Hennessy on Board
Mar9
HERMIONE’S ARTISANAL ACHIEVEMENT
Feb18
AHOY! HERMIONE SETS SAIL TO AMERICA….AGAIN!
Feb14
French Language Students in New England Invited To Enter Hermione Contest
Jan31
Hermione-Lafayette Rallies Support in Coral Gables, Florida
Jan18
2015 – The Year of Hermione Comes to the United States
Dec23
FRANCE MAGAZINE DEVOTES COVER STORY TO THE HERMIONE!
Dec9
THE MARQUIS: LAFAYETTE RECONSIDERED
Dec8
FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA SALUTE OUR ARMED FORCES ON VETERANS DAY
Dec4
LAFAYETTE SYMPOSIUM AT LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK
Dec4
NYC GATHERING WITH MILES YOUNG, PRESIDENT, FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA
Dec3
BRITISH TRAVEL WRITERS COMMEND HERMIONE FRIGATE PROJECT IN 2014
Nov12
ABOARD HERMIONE: MARC JENSEN’S LOG NOTES
Oct15
GALA HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIENDS OF HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA ON THE USS INTREPID
Oct14
FOH-LA’S MARC JENSEN ON BOARD HERMIONE IN BORDEAUX!
Oct10
HERMIONE’S TRIUMPHAL ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX!
Sep16
THE SIEGE WILL COMMENCE TOMORROW AT YORKTOWN
Sep8
HERMIONE ON ITS WAY TO THE ATLANTIC!
Sep6
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAFAYETTE!
Sep2
THE PERILS OF PEACE – CELEBRATING THE 231ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES
Aug21
MARC JENSEN – HERMIONE’S “MARITIME AMBASSADOR”
Jul13
LAFAYETTE – HERO OF TWO WORLDS, THREE REVOLUTIONS
Jul3
CHEF WALTER STAIB VISITS HERMIONE TO FILM “A TASTE OF HISTORY” EPISODE
Jun25
MILES YOUNG RECEIVES NAVY LEAGUE’s LEADERSHIP AWARD
Jun11
FRENCH NAVY FRIGATE LA FAYETTE VISITS YORKTOWN COMMEMORATING FRANCO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE
Jun9
GALA CELEBRATES HERMIONE FRENCH FRIGATE OF LIBERTY ABOARD USS INTREPID on OCTOBER 14, 2014
May22
AHOY! SAVE THE DATE: OCT. 14, 2014 GALA ABOARD THE INTREPID TO CELEBRATE HERMIONE 2015 VOYAGE
Apr15
MEET ANNE RENAULT – HERMIONE’S SAILMAKER
Apr10
BEFORE NEW AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK WAS CALLED NEW ANGOULÊME!
Mar28
LAFAYETTE IN FOCUS AT UPCOMING MONTICELLO SYMPOSIUM
Mar25
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 7 – ANCHORS AWAY!
Mar18
YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT LAFAYETTE WAS A FAMOUS HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Feb23
DRUM ROLL FOR L’HERMIONE FROM SONS OF THE REVOLUTION!
Feb16
ADOPTED SON: WASHINGTON, LAFAYETTE, AND THE FRIENDSHIP THAT SAVED THE REVOLUTION
Feb6
VISIT TO MONTICELLO BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT HOLLANDE OF FRANCE
Feb3
FLORIDA TO SUPPORT LAFAYETTE’S 2015 HERMIONE VOYAGE
Feb2
PHILADELPHIA PREPARES FOR LAFAYETTE’S 2015 HERMIONE VOYAGE
Jan27
A FRENCH SILVER BOTTLE SLIDER: LAFAYETTE’S GIFT TO WASHINGTON
Jan16
MILES YOUNG BRINGS LESSONS OF L’HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE TO LYCEE FRANCAIS de NEW YORK
Jan14
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 6 – THE SPRITSAIL, SYMBOL OF ANCIENT NAVIGATION
Dec31
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 5: HERMIONE’S BALLAST: STABLE AND STRONG
Dec27
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 4: HERMIONE ARTISANS SET SAIL IN A RUSSIAN FRIGATE
Dec2
PBS – “LAFAYETTE: THE LOST HERO” AIRS 9PM, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Nov15
“RECREATING LAFAYETTE’S FRIGATE” IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
Nov11
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 3: POWERING THE HERMIONE
Sep26
NEW YORK WELCOMES HERMIONE-LAFAYETTE VOYAGE 2015 TO THE USA AT FRENCH CONSULATE RECEPTION ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Sep25
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 2: GETTING THE DETAILS RIGHT
Sep25
WELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW WEBSITE
Sep24
CAPTAIN’S CHRONICLE NO. 1: WELCOME!
Sep23
INTRODUCING OUR NEW LOGO
Sep19
AUTHENTICITY BUT WITH A TOUCH OF MODERNITY
Sep19
THE THIRD MAST IS INSTALLED
Jun15
RISING SPLENDOR
Apr4
L’HERMIONE GAINS HER FINAL TWO LOWER MASTS
Mar25
THE FIRST STAGE OF THE MAST CONSTRUCTION
Nov12
UNVEILING OF THE FIGUREHEAD
Mar31
MARCH 2012 PHOTO GALLERY BY PHILIP PLISSON
Jan20
REBIRTH OF THE BOAT LOCKS
Jan17
PREPARING FOR LAUNCH, PHASE 2: THE SHORING
Jan5
PREPARING FOR LAUNCH, PHASE 1: DISMANTLING THE TENT
Dec28
INSTALLATION OF THE ENGINES
Dec14
COMPLETION OF THE ORNAMENTS
Nov18
FLANGES FOR THE ENGINE
Nov15
END OF THE HULL’S PAINT JOB
Nov11
COMPLETION OF THE QUARTER GALLERIES
Jul8
THE RIGGING: START OF THE WORK
HERMIONE FRIGATE ARRIVES IN BOSTON TO TUMULTUOUS WELCOME ON JULY 11, 2015
Former Rochefort Mayor Jean-Louis Frot Given Standing Ovation for Initiating the Hermione Project in 1994 July 13, 2015

Jean-Louis Frot, former Mayor of Rochefort, is the man responsible for the earliest actions that set a course for the construction of Hermione replica, which is docked on Rowe’s Wharf in Boston on July 11, 2015. Frot received a standing ovation at the formal ceremonies welcoming the Captain and crew of the frigate that carried Lafayette to Boston in 1780. Photo Credit: David Lincoln Ross for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. – All rights reserved

Leading the colorful parade from Faneuil Hall to Rowe’s Wharf in Boston, costumed re-enactors play their fifes with verve to welcome Hermione on July 11, 2015.Photo Credit: David Lincoln Ross for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. – All rights reserved

Miles Young, President of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc., delivering remarks about the historic return voyage of the Hermione to Boston, 235 years after the arrival of the original Hermione in 1780.Photo Credit: David Lincoln Ross for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. – All rights reserved

Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy retired, welcoming the Captain and crew of the Hermione in Boston on July 11, 2015. Photo Credit: David Lincoln Ross for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. – All rights reserved

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh thanking City of Boston officials and Boston Harbor member for making possible the visit of the Hermione to Rowe’s Wharf on July 11, 2015. Photo Credit: David Lincoln Ross for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. – All rights reserved

With a background of flags, French Consul General Fabien Fieschi congratulates the City of Boston, its Mayor and hundreds of spectators with a grand ‘Merci’ for the warm welcome given to the return of the Hermione on July 11, 2015. Photo Credit: David Lincoln Ross for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc. – All rights reserved

On July 11, 2015, the Hermione was welcomed by thousands of Bostonians and visiting tourists on her triumphant arrival at historic Rowe’s Wharf overlooking Boston Bay. In perfect summer weather, French and American dignitaries, diplomats, Naval Officers from both countries, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, numerous city and state representatives and enthusiastic crowds all cheered and clapped during formal welcoming ceremonies under the six-story arch next to the Boston Harbor Hotel. With church bells pealing, flags of France and the United States waving, and re-enactors wearing both French and American period military uniforms (who marched from famed Faneuil Hall), Hermione Captain Yann Cariou and Bruno Gravillier, Hermione’s Superintendent, were escorted to the dais by bagpipers Bagad Lann Bihoue to loud applause and huzzahs befitting the historic return of the ship that carried Major General Lafayette to Boston in 1780.

Miles Young, President of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc., said, “On this great day, the city of Boston and everyone involved in this project who made it possible is to be thanked for their warm and enthusiastic welcome to the Captain and crew of the Hermione. Noting the important news that Lafayette carried on the Hermione in 1780—
That Louis XVI would commit men, arms, and ships to win America’s independence—Young said the transatlantic journey is symbolic of the longstanding friendship and mutual support between these two great democracies.”

After the French and U.S. national anthems were performed by the U.S. Coast Guard Band, Young introduced Admiral James Stavridis, retired United States Navy, and Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts; Stavridis is the Honorary Chairman of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette In America in Massachusetts. Young thanked the Admiral for his support and Stavridis spoke and reflected on past and current strong cooperation between the two countries, noting, as a former NATO Commander, he could report that the rapport among the French and American naval forces has never been closer than it is at present.

Next, the USS Constitution Color Guard presented colors and flags of the two nations. Young then introduced Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who acknowledged the presence of his college French literature professor and proceeded to say how proud he was of the City of Boston’s warm welcome to the French and the Hermione on this historic occasion.  French Consul General of Boston Fabien Fieschi seconded the Mayor’s remarks, emphasizing the shared and enduring values of democracy and freedom exemplified by Lafayette throughout his life.

Representing the Poitou-Charentes region, home of the city of Rochefort and where the original Hermione and its replica were build, both M. Jean-Francois Macaire, President of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council and Vice President Mme. Madeleine Ngombé took time to pay tribute to Boston and the State of Massachusetts for their sincere and exciting welcome, and encouraged the crowd to come and visit France and see where the project all started in Rochefort.

Miles Young next introduced Hervé Blanché, Mayor of Rochefort, who immediately asked former Rochefort Mayor Jean-Louis Frot to stand and enjoy the acclaim of the entire audience and spectators for his instrumental role in initiating the revival of Rochefort and leading the effort early on to build a full-scale replica of the original Hermione beginning in 1994. Frot waved and acknowledged a standing ovation. Then Mayor Blanché also asked both Captain Cariou and Superintendent Gravillier to stand and receive applause and thanks.

Miles Young returned to the dais to thank all the Harbor and City of Boston officials and volunteers who made the Hermione visit possible as well as Giselle Sterling, Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs, City of Boston. He also singled out and thanked Francois Bardonnet, who led very successful fundraising efforts in Boston for Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.

Admiral Stavridis closed the ceremonies thanking all the dignitaries and encouraged the public to visit the Hermione, open to tours on a first-come, first-served basis.