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Old meets new as Hermione prepares maiden sea voyage

By Sarah Elzas

The voyage will be televised. And tweeted. And posted on Facebook… Unlike the original Hermione, which set sail to the United States from France in 1780, the reconstructed Hermione will be well documented.

Besides the communications and safety additions, not much has changed in 235 years. The full replica of the frigate took 17 years to build from scratch using 18th century techniques and materials.

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