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Published on Jul 9, 2012
Friday 6th of july 2012, 65 000 people celebrated the first minutes in fresh waters of the frigate Hermione, at Rochefort (France).
The ship is a 1:1 scale replica of the boat that sailed Lafayette back to America to help the Insurgents for a second time. When he landed in America from this boat, he was able to confirm to George Washington the coming help from France (general Rochambeau for the army, amiral de Grasse for the navy).
The Hermione - Lafayette association aim is to sail the boat to Boston and the East coast of the United States in 2015. Close your eyes and imagine Hermione landing in Boston, New York or Baltimore... Crazy, isn't it? No doubt that a wind of freedom will blow in its sails!