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Life-size replica of American Revolution frigate ready to set sail

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 00:54

A life-size replica of the French navy frigate that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America prepares for its maiden voyage to the United States. Elly Park reports.

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A life-size replica of the French navy frigate L'Hermione is ready to set sail for its maiden voyage to the United States. The ship is the product of more than two decades of planning and construction and measures more than 65 meters long and 47 meters tall. Its final price tag was over 25 million euros. The frigate played a key role in the American Revolution more than two centuries ago, bringing the famous Marquis de Lafayette to America to aid the rebel colonists. On April 18 the ship will embark on it transatlantic journey to celebrate the historical link between France and the United States and will tour key locations in the American Revolution, including Boston, Philadelphia and New York City.

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Life-size replica of American Revolution frigate ready to set sail

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 00:54