Replica of 1780 French frigate sent to help American revolt retraces journey

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The 25m-euro Hermione, whose namesake took troops and cash to aid revolt against English rule, set sail for Boston from France on Saturday.

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With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston, reports The Blade.