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 (TRY-reem). 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 to the United States, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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.