Capitan Miranda estará abierto al público el jueves 19 de junio, viernes 20 y sábado 21 de 2:00pm a 7:00pm.

Belem estará abierto al público el viernes 20 de junio de 11:am a 3:00pm, y el sábado 21 de junio de 11:00am a 3:00pm.

Sail Massachusetts will welcome two tall ships to Boston next week. The Capitan Miranda from Uruguay will arrive on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, and the Belem from France will arrive on Thursday, June 19, 2008. Both Tall Ships will be open to the public for free tours throughout their visit.

Capitan Miranda, a historic 205-foot three-masted staysail schooner will be docked at the Seaport World Trade Center for a five-day port visit. Belem, France’s only remaining three-masted barque, will dock at Rowes Wharf for a three-day port visit.

Capitan Miranda was built in 1930 in Cadiz, Spain. She served as a hydrographic vessel for the navy during the 1960s. In 1978 she became a sailing ship again, equipped with a modern schooner rig. Named after legendary captain and researcher, Captain Fransisco P. Miranda she is now a sail-training vessel for the Uruguayan Navy. She carries a crew of 12 officers, 39 enlisted personnel and 35 trainees. Her homeport is Montivideo, Uruguay.

Belem was built in 1896 for the South Atlantic trade between France and the East Coast of South America and the West Indies, carrying coffee, cocoa and sugar. She was converted into a luxury yacht in 1914 for the Duke of Westminster and, following World War II, was used as a training ship by the Cini Foundation of Venice. In 1980 she was transferred to Paris as a museum ship. After her refitting in 1985 she sailed the following year to New York for the 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.


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