Capitán Miranda, a Sail Training Tall Ship operated by the Uruguayan Navy, has made a stop in Newport this week.

The ship is currently in the midst of a five-month cruise, the first the ship has taken in nearly ten years.

The 210-foot, three-mast schooner is docked at Fort Adams and is offering free public tours today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Capitan Miranda was launched in Spain in 1930 and began her career as a cargo vessel. She is named after the Uruguayan hydrographer Captain Francisco Miranda (1868-1925) who served Uruguay as a cabinet officer, war secretary and later professor of marine geography at the Naval Academy of Uruguay.

Captain Miranda was used as a hydrographic survey ship until 1978. She then underwent a major refit and became dedicated to sail training.

The ship will depart on Thursday morning between 7 – 8 am for Boston. She will be docked at Fan Pier Marina from Saturday, August 24 until Friday, August 30.

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