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CAN SHE DO IT AGAIN?

 In 1957, along with the cutters "Spar" and "Storis", USCGC Bramble headed for the Northwest Passage, traveling through the Bering Straits and Arctic Ocean.

These three surface vessels were the first American ships to circumnavigate the North American Continent, an ambition mariners had dreamed of for more than 400 years.

Now 62 years later, the question is: can she do it again?

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“Bramble Reborn” is produced by Sheep Gang Productions, a Canadian company specializing in marine voyage documentation. We at Sheep Gang Productions feel honoured that we’ve been chosen to document the new voyages of the reborn USCGC Bramble. Our small but highly skilled team has fully integrated with Bramble’s sailing crew and will be following her route every step of the way on her exciting voyage.

Bill Shoots Video

Bill Wiley

Producer

Bill Wiley is a film producer and international dive specialist.

Bill Shoots Video

Geoffrey Holmes

Director

Geoffrey Holmes is an award winning video producer and director.

PRODUCTION UPDATES

Producer Bill Wiley and Director Geoffrey Holmes are hard at work filming the new adventures of USCGC Bramble as she attempts to re-create history: a voyage to circumnavigate the North American continent! They are shooting with surface cameras, aerial drones, and ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) to capture all the action in glorious 4K, which has four times the resolution of standard high definition video. Please check the website often for updates of the journey's progress. And don't forget to join our mailing list: click here.

"Semper Paratus!"

Bramble’s Voyage to Mobile Alabama

July 25, 2019

Here’s an animated map showing Bramble’s month long voyage to the Epic Shipyard in Mobile Alabama.  A journey of over 3,000 miles!  

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Feature: Deep Trekker ROV

July 10, 2019

  Testing the ROV “Brambot” We have acquired an amazing ROV (remotely operated vehicle) for Bramble Reborn’s underwater sequences. This compact unit is called “Deep Trekker DTX2.“. It works like an underwater drone. We chose this model because of the short boot-up time, compact size, and because it’s self powered […]

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Feature: “Operation Crossroads” Special Effects

July 3, 2019

USCGC Bramble was assigned to “Operation Crossroads” in 1947. This was a series of atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific. Bramble was responsible for laying out the buoys that marked the test area. Our documentary will recreate this historic event with computer generated special effects. Here […]

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Feature: recollections with Master Chief James Hiller

June 27, 2019

Master Chief James Hiller recalls how he volunteered (with help from his father) to serve in the United States Coast Guard.

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Feature: Tom Clarke, new owner of the Bramble

June 21, 2019

Tom Clarke, the new owner of the Bramble, discusses why he bought the ship and its new mission. The Bramble is owned by Orinoco Natural Resources, LLC., which is owned by Tom & Ana Clarke.

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Feature: Chief Ginter

June 19, 2019

This is Chief Ginter.  He is a veteran of USCGC Bramble including the trip through the Northwest Passage in 1957.  We’re going to interview him tomorrow, Thursday, June 20th.  It should be very interesting!

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Feature: Interviewing Master Chief James Hiller

June 7, 2019

We had the great pleasure of doing a video interview with Master Chief James Hiller on Wednesday.  Master Chief Hiller is 81 years old and sailed on the USCGC Storis when it made the historic circumnavigation of the continent along with USCGC Bramble and USCGC Spar in 1957.  He had […]

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Satellite Dome Installation

June 4, 2019

Here is a photo of the mount being installed for our new satellite dome. This will enable us to have internet 24/7 using a direct satellite link. Even at the North Pole! This is particularly exciting for the crew of the documentary, meaning that we’ll be able to provide updates […]

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Inside Look: Upgrades in Progress

June 3, 2019

Progress is continuing on the ship. Here is an inside look at a few of the issues being dealt with. First, here is a photo of a very bad bearing being changed out on one of the engines.  These should be smooth with even wear.  Not grooves.  Good thing they […]

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