By transporting the Statue of Liberty in 1885, the Isère passed on to America a precious heritage: that of French craftsmanship. During its crossing, the ship faced a terrible storm in the middle of the Atlantic. Braving the raging elements, he resisted: Liberty was saved.
In many respects, this frigate has become, like the work it carried, a universal symbol. In the 19th century, it erected a bridge between cultures, inviting people to travel and surpass themselves. But this three-master, against all odds, has above all pursued a dream; that of its creator, joined by thousands of men and women on each side of the Atlantic.