L'Jermione, 213-foot light frigate

L’Hermione, 213-foot light frigate

L’Hermione left its French port of Rochefort today, as it begins its 27-day journey across the Atlantic to Yorktown, its first U.S. port of call. The ship will arrive on June 5 and delight visitors to the Yorktown waterfront until June 8, when it resumes its voyage up the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. While in port, visitors will be treated to deck and ship tours, a Heritage Village, entertainment and educational activities.

The replica celebrates teh 235th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette’s departure from France to bring his support to the continental army, ultimately leading the blockage that led to the surrender of General Cornwallis. The replica project began in 1997.

Follow the ship’s voyage at http://www.hermione2015.com/history.html#images

Learn more about the project at http://www.hermione2015.com/index.html

Learn about York County festivities at http://www.Facebook.com/yorkcountyva or on the county’s event Web site.