Saturday, June 29, 2013

In 2015, a Copy of an 18th-C Frigate Is to Recreate Lafayette's Crossing the Atlantic Aboard the Hermione to America

Benedict Donnelly, the head of the Hermione-La Fayette Association, is looking for 3 million Euros to complete his dream of finishing the building of a copy of an 18th-century ship and have it sail to America (thanks to OlTri), in the footsteps (so to speak) of Lafayette.

Lafayette sailed as a passenger on the Hermione to America in 1780 and the building of the copy of that frigate, writes Le Figaro, has lasted for 15 years now. The copy, like the original, is to sail from Rochefort to Boston.