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The Isère, the frigate of Liberty
Anchored for over a century on Bedloe Island, the Statue of Liberty stands out now as a universal symbol throughout the world.
If the notoriety of Bartholdi’s work is no longer to be proven, who really knows his story ?
Who still remembers Isère, the ship having braved the storms to deliver “Lady Liberty” in New York Bay in 1885?
Now forgotten by all, the frigate has been rubbing shoulders with the world of silence since the end of the Second World War. In its whirlwind, its wreck has swept away a piece of prestigious history, bearer of the values of excellence, daring, resilience and determination.
On its own, this three-masted is one of the most beautiful symbols of Franco-American friendship.
In France, an ambitious project is being prepared: the construction of a new Isère, on 2026’s horizon. Returning with the original purpose of the mythical frigate which transported the Statue of Liberty, it will not be a replica but a ship looking to the future …