The ship the Hermione made a port call in Boston as part of her voyage from France. The organizers claim that the ship is an exact replica of General Lafayette’s 18th-century ship and is "the largest and most authentically built Tall Ship in the last 150 years."
The ship sailed from the mouth of the River Charente, in Port des Barques, where Lafayette boarded on March 10th, 1780. (More information on the ship, the voyage, and the organization behind it all.)
As part of a special event that Patti Violette, Executive Director of the Shirley-Eustis House Association, organized, a few of us from History Camp toured the ship and later enjoyed a reception at the Shirley-Eustis House and a lecture in their carriage house. More information on the house is on The History List.
Pictures from both events are below.