January 17, 2012
2012 was a pivotal year for L’Hermione! After dismantling the tent that covered L’Hermione in the double drydock where she was constructed, the ship was cleared of all its scaffolding and unveiled to visitors, adorned with its original colors. In order to set the frigate afloat, an event currentlyplanned for the middle of March, the company Asselin’s carpenters have now installed the shoring for the launch. This construction serves to keep the frigate in balance while still dry, and allows the gradual introduction of water into the drydock.