Hermione – Lafayette Parade | July 4, 2015 | Hermione, a faithful reproduction of General Lafayette’s 18th-century ship, will be joined by local ships and boats for a nautical parade under the Verrazano Bridge, past the Statue of Liberty, up to the Intrepid Museum and back down again.
Visit the Hermione| July 3 | Tour a faithful reproduction of General Lafayette’s 18th-century ship (the Hermione), interact with costumed Revolutionary era re-enactors, see historic shipbuilding crafts demonstrations and view an exhibit of Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and the Hermione’s reconstruction.
The Hermione is the famous #ship that took the Marquis de La Fayette to America in 1780 to fight in the War of Independence against the British. Today in Rochefort in the Charente-Maritime there is a chance for visitors to share a little of that well-known 18th century episode with a visit to see a near-perfect replica of the 210-feet long three-masted oak ship. frenchhistory: L’Hermione@credits: