L'Hermione at Newport R.I. (Image Heavy)

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  1. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2012
    The French Sailing Frigate L'Hermione made a stop in Newport R.I. during the week. This is a reproduction of the same ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America to help win the Revolutionary War. This is her maiden voyage to the United States, and she stopped for two days at Fort Adams to celebrate continued Franco-American relations.

    All photos with a pair of D7000s, 17-55/2.8 DX, 80-200/2.8 AFS and 85/1.8 G.

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    L'Hermione's Lion Figurehead with the Newport Pell Bridge in background.

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    L'Hermione is a 12 pounder Concorde class frigate with a crew complement of 72.



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    You can't help but be drawn to the Lion figurehead and the colorful castle aft with it's distinctive stern lantern and the National Pennant.

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    The 12 pounder guns are non-functional recreations, and made lighter than the original to reduce weight and enhance safety.



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    As expected for a historical sailing vessel, the rigging is quite complex. Even while berthed, there is always work underway to keep it maintained and tidy.

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  2. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

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    The vessel is nothing without the crew. They work, inform and entertain the visiting public.

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    The public waiting in long lines, but enjoyed the their time aboard.

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    Finally, Le Capitain-General and the local America Army representatives arrive to begin the send-off.

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    L'Hermione departed late last night, headed for Boston. Bon Voyage, Fair Winds and Following Seas!

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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer [email protected]@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Nce work, Armando! Wish I could have seen that :)
     
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  4. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Thanks Sue! I saw they added Newport to their itinerary and made the decision to take a half-day to satisfy the Muses. Carpe Diem!
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    That's impressive.
     
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  6. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Thank you Bill!