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Yorktown history, excitement on display during Hermione visit

Yorktown history, excitement on display during Hermione visit

Sitting with her classmates along the waterfront, eighth grade Yorktown Middle School student Claire Gordon was one of hundreds preparing for Hermione's visit to Yorktown. As the historic vessel's mast began to peek from behind the heavy fog and mist in the York River on Friday morning, it became clear to Gordon, and her classmates, that the subject of their yearlong French II class project was finally within reach. "It's very cool to finally see it," Gordon,14, said of the Hermione. "Each of us did projects about French prisoners that had to deal with the Battle of Yorktown. ... We learned that the ship helped win the American Revolution." With...

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