09 July 2015

L'Hermione à Newport

L'Hermione is in Newport!

Given the city's extensive connection to the French during the Revolutionary War, it's an especially appropriate port. As Mr. D says, "All things come back to Newport."

This post features photos of the ship with a few related notes; my next update features Hermione-related living history.

The Rochambeau statue in the foreground; l'Hemrione's mast can be seen in the background as she is docked at Ft. Adams.

 A view of the Pell Bridge from the ship.

Vive la France!


 There are three kinds of rope used on the ship which can be distinguished by their colors.

 I loved learning which parts of the sails were handsewn such as the eyelet...
 ...and these oversized stitches.

Tar top?

 Mr. HL
 Mr. & Mrs. M

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