A replica of French warship from revolutionary times docks Wednesday in Newport. L’Hermione made a famous voyage from France to America under the command of French General Marquis De Lafayette.
Ruth Taylor of the Newport Historical Society said the ship tells an important story about French support for the American colonists during the revolution.
“I hope that the ship will remind us that international cooperation has created great things in the past and probably can again. And I also hope that people recognize that the past has something to teach us,” said Taylor
The replica of the ship L’Hermione stops in Newport as part of a multi-city tour of the East Coast. The vessel will be on display for the public until Friday when it leaves for its next stop in Boston.
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