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Famous French Hermione sails again

The replica of the frigate Hermione, onto which La Fayette embarked in 1780 to bring help and support to the American insurgents, is scheduled to cross the Atlantic in April 2015

Famous French Hermione sails again
The replica of the frigate Hermione, onto which La Fayette embarked in 1780 to bring help and support to the American insurgents, cruises the Garonne river upon its arrival in Bordeaux on October 7, 2014. The frigate, whose construction began in 1997 in Rochefort, reached Bordeaux on October 7 after departing from La Rochelle on October 2. It is then scheduled to cross the Atlantic in the summer of 2015, in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessor. (AFP/Getty Images)
Famous French Hermione sails again
The replica of the frigate Hermione, onto which La Fayette embarked in 1780 to bring help and support to the American insurgents, cruises on the Garonne river upon its arrival in Bordeaux on October 7, 2014. The frigate, whose construction began in 1997 in Rochefort, reached Bordeaux on October 7 after departing from La Rochelle on October 2. It is then scheduled to cross the Atlantic in the summer of 2015, in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessor. (AFP/Getty Images)
Famous French Hermione sails again
The replica of the frigate Hermione, onto which La Fayette embarked in 1780 to bring help and support to the American insurgents, cruises under the Jacques-Chaban-Delmas lift bridge upon its arrival in Bordeaux on October 7, 2014. The frigate, whose construction began in 1997 in Rochefort, reached Bordeaux on October 7 after departing from La Rochelle on October 2. It is then scheduled to cross the Atlantic in the summer of 2015, in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessor. (AFP/Getty Images)
Famous French Hermione sails again
Onlookers gather to watch the replica of the frigate Hermione, onto which La Fayette embarked in 1780 to bring help and support to the American insurgents, cruising under the Jacques-Chaban-Delmas lift bridge upon its arrival in Bordeaux on October 7, 2014. The frigate, whose construction began in 1997 in Rochefort, reached Bordeaux on October 7 after departing from La Rochelle on October 2. It is then scheduled to cross the Atlantic in the summer of 2015, in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessor. (AFP/Getty Images)