Tall ship will be in Newport on Saturday

Posted 7/7/22

In July 1780, French ships appeared in Newport Harbor. Almost 6,000 French soldiers arrived under the command of Comte de Rochambeau, marking the beginning of the Franco-American Alliance and …

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Tall ship will be in Newport on Saturday

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In July 1780, French ships appeared in Newport Harbor. Almost 6,000 French soldiers arrived under the command of Comte de Rochambeau, marking the beginning of the Franco-American Alliance and critical aid for the American Revolution.

During the Newport Historical Society’s French in Newport Living History Weekend, the National Park Service and the Alliance Française de Newport invite the public to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail for a special ceremony. The 91-foot Tall Ship, Tree of Life, under the command of Capt. Paul E. Morse, will be on hand, along with the Newport Artillery, to salute the French troops.

WHAT: Ceremony to commemorate France’s role in America’s War of Independence

WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rochambeau Monument in King Park, 125 Wellington Ave., Newport,.

MORE INFO: https://alliancefrancaisenewportri.org

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