May 17–21 | Pier 17, North Side | Free
The Seaport Museum is pleased to host the 1930 Capitán Miranda, a sail training tall ship of the Uruguayan Navy, when she arrives in New York. Throughout her visit she will be docked at Pier 17, and will offer several opportunities for the public to come aboard. Please find the schedule below:
May 18: 10am-12:30pm and 2:30pm–5:30pm
May 19: 10am–6pm
May 20: 12pm–4:30pm
May 21: 10am–12:30pm
This is Capitan Miranda’s first visit to New York City since America’s Millennium Celebrations on July 4, 2000. Tour the historic three-masted staysail schooner and learn more about the relationship between the US and Uruguay. No registration needed, just stop by during the open hours!
More About the Capitán Miranda
Built in 1930 in the Matagorda Shipyard of Cadiz, Spain, the Capitán Miranda was named in honor of Captain Francisco P. Miranda (1869–1925), who served Uruguay as a cabinet officer, war secretary and later professor of marine geography at the Naval Academy of Uruguay.
Capitán Miranda originally served as a hydrographic research vessel, performing countless cartographical surveys which were, and still are, highly useful to seamen. The ship appears in the 1956’s Lloyd’s Register of ships with two masts, not the schooner rig she now carries. In 1977, the vessel underwent a major refit and became a three-masted marconi-rigged schooner. In 1978 was rededicated as a sail training vessel for the Uruguayan navy teaching newly graduated midshipmen to apply the knowledge acquired at the Naval Academy. In 1988 she completed her inaugural circumnavigation in 355 days, becoming the first vessel of the Uruguayan Navy to do so.
Capitán Miranda is visiting New York City in collaboration with Sail250NY, The Howard Hughes Corporation, and the South Street Seaport Museum.
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