the replica of the ship built during 17 years.
Voilà l'Hermione de retour de son fabuleux voyage outre-Atlantique
"FRANCE'S replica 18th century frigate Hermione is due to dock in Brittany after a four-month voyage across the Atlantic to mark the US Independence Day celebrations.
The ship was expected in Brest at 15.00 and will stay in the port until August 17, before spending some time in Bordeaux ahead of a return to her departure point, Rochefort in Charente-Maritime.
The symbol of Franco-American co-operation left the Ile d'Aix (Charente-Maritime) on April 18 and travelled over 5,000 miles to reach Yorktown, Virginia in June - repeating the journey made by General Lafayette to rally rebels fighting Britain in the war of independence.
L'Hermione then headed up the US east coast, stopping off at several ports en route to New York for the July 4 independence day celebrations.
It has been a choppy return journey for Hermione’s 80 crew members - including 18 professional sailors and 54 young volunteers - when a depression over the Atlantic turned into a full storm with winds gusting up to 200kph and a seven-metre sea swell.
then to Lunenburg (New Scotland - Canada)
then to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon which is a small part of France in North America
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You can watch CBS sunday morning TV report on youtube
CBS this morning : replica of historic war ship Hermione docks in New York
and of course for more details follow the adventures on HERMIONE web site and blog
Guaranteed without seasickness, garanti sans mal de mer.
Next step will be to BORDEAUX. Prochaine étape : BORDEAUX;
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