History comes to life with three masts and a crows nest at Long Island’s Greenport Village this year with a 4th of July visit from the Tall Ships of America 2015!
Greenport village has a long and storied history, having first been settled in the 1600’s to become a major whaling and shipbuilding port. Then came the fishing and huge oyster industries which brought the railroad and, consequently, over-fishing. Greenport, like many ports, made changes to adapt and improve itself, becoming a major destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that Greenport would have the honor of playing host to the Tall Ships of America 2015 – and not on just any date but on Independence Day, July 4th, 2015!
The featured ship for the Tall Ships of America 2015 will be the frigate Hermione La Fayette. An exact replica of the historic French ship that brought French general Marquis de Lafayette to the United States to take part in the American Revolution, the Hermione was a 12-pounder Concorde class frigate of the French Navy that was grounded and was wrecked in 1793.
The wooden replica of the Hermione was begun in 1997 after a group of enthusiasts formed the Hermione-Lafayette Association. Built utilizing 18th century shipbuilding techniques – plus some modern concessions made to meet international maritime safety regulations. Despite her three masts and sextant, for example, the Hermione is required to have an engine and modern navigational equipment.
Another three-masted tall-ship, the Barque Picton Castle based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, is also scheduled to make a Tall Ships of America 2015 appearance. Don’t miss it!
Greenport Hosts the Tall Ships of America 2015
July 4th, 2015
Greenport, Long Island, NY
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July 4th, 2015 may seem like a long way off but with an attraction like Tall Ships of America 2015 arriving on an already popular date, you definitely want to arrange your lodging sooner than later! Arbor View Bed and Breakfast is locally owned and operated with world-class amenities, delicious breakfasts, on-site spa services, friendly hospitality, and an insider’s knowledge of the island. Make us your Long Island getaway headquarters!