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.
Mr. & Mrs. M