A Tall Ship and Humidty to Sail Her By

This week, the Hermione was docked in Alexandria, Virginia for tours and picture taking and lots and lots of people:

Hermione, an exact replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington with news of full French aid in 1780, turning the tide of the American Revolution.

I was hoping to get a ticket for a tour on board, so I left home at 7:30 and got there probably about eightish.  There were already 200 people in line for the stand-by tickets.

It was also headed into the eighties and very humid.  So I walked around and took pictures of the ship.

18th century ship

It was a lot bigger than I expected.  There is truth to John Masefield’s poem line, “And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.”  The masts were easily three stories tall.

18th century replica ship

It was so big I was having trouble getting a picture of the whole ship.

Full shot of 18th century ship

Aelxandria overlooks the Potomac River

One thought on “A Tall Ship and Humidty to Sail Her By

  1. Pearl R. Meaker

    Tall ships are so awe inspiring! I can’t imagine going out on the open ocean in something like that, but I love looking at them. Sorry you didn’t get to tour the ship – but you got to see it and take photos. 🙂


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