An Evening Aboard Lafayette's L'Hermione
In 1993, a group of nautical enthusiasts embarked on a project to recreate to exact specifications the Hermione, the French frigate that in 1780 ferried the Marquis De Lafayette to the battlefields of revolutionary North America, and which itself saw action, most notably during the the decisive battle of Yorktown.
Twenty-two years later, to celebrate the role played by both Lafayette and the ship in helping America win its independence, a reconstructed Hermione will set sail from Rochefort, France, for the North American seaboard, making stops at cities along the East Coast, including New York City. To greet it, Morris-Jumel Mansion is planning for Friday, July 3rd a reception, to take place on the deck and in the bowels of the reconstructed Hermione. It’s living history at its most intimate, a chance to relax and converse amongst exact replicas of every aspect of the original Hermione, from the masts to the captain’s quarters to the 32 cannons.
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