• The Hermione riding into the sunset. (hermione2015.com)
  • The itinerary map for the Hermione Voyage 2015 shows her journey across the Atlantic. (hermione2015.com)
  • The Hermione departs from Rochefort, France for her first sea trial. (hermione2015.com)
  • A sea of onlookers wait to take a tour of The Hermione on Bastille Day. (MATHIEU MONTAROUX)
  • Hermione crew members perched on her mast. (MATHIEU MONTAROUX)

The Hermione's Voyage to Castine

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Client: Castine Historical Society (CHS) 

Project Time Frame: 2014 - 2015

Event Dates: Saturday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

More than 235 years ago, the original Hermione embarked for the colonies to bring word of French military support to the colonists during the American Revolutionary War. After delivering the news, she traveled north to Maine, at that time part of Massachusetts, on a reconnaissance mission to assess the British forces occupying the strategic town of Majabigwaduce, later Castine. The town of Castine welcomed her replica in grand style with multi-day festivities planned by the Castine Historical Society, in conjunction with a number of local organizations and businesses, and produced by Community Arts Resources (CARS). The family-friendly cultural celebration spanned five days, July 11-15, 2015, as the seaside town of Castine welcomed the replica 18th Century historic frigate the Hermione on Bastille Day, July 14. As the weekend unfolded, interactive workshops, storytelling, and outdoor film screenings were held in the Town Common; historical  and maritime lectures were hosted at the Maine Maritime  Academy; and Fort George, a Maine historical gem, held Revolutionary War reenactments.

For more information about the Hermione's visit to Castine, Maine, CLICK HERE.

 

Hermione in Castine
Castine Historical Society
Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.
The Hermione's Voyage to Castine

Castine,Maine 04420