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'Freedom Frigate' Replica Tours US Ports

A replica of the French warship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington with news of French aid in 1780 is in New York as part of Independence Day celebrations. On Saturday, the Hermione replica will join hundreds of sail and motor boats passing the Statue of Liberty for an Independence Day parade. The ship will be touring the Eastern Seaboard until mid-July. The ship played a key role in the American colonists’ bid for freedom from England, historians say. On...

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