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.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).