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Group tries to bring Greek warship to New York

Group tries to bring Greek warship to New York

A group of history buffs wants to bring a full-size replica of an ancient Greek warship to the United States and row it in New York Harbor.
The ship is known as a trireme. It is the same kind of ship the Greeks used in 480 B.C. in their war against invading Persians. Researchers built a replica in Greece in 1987, but it hasn't sailed since 1994.
The Wall Street Journal reports that a New York group, Trireme in New York City, Inc., is trying to raise $3 million to restore the replica and bring it to the United States.
The group is also trying to recruit 170 rowers to row the ship during a tall ships festival in New York on July 4, 2012.


Updated : 2021-08-02 08:34 GMT+08:00