Hi, I'm Geoffrey Holmes, director of "Bramble Reborn". My partner Bill Wiley and I 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! We're 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 as I'll be sending out daily logs of our progress. And don't forget to join our mailing list: click here.

"Semper Paradus!"

Travel Log: March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

We wake up and discover we are in Lake Ontario on a gray day heading towards Kingston and the Thousand Islands.  Not much scenery today so I get used to my new camera, the Canon XF705, which shoots incredible footage in stunning 4K…four times the resolution of standard HD video! Bill […]

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Travel Log: March 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

We head for Port Colborne Ontario where the ship is due to stop before heading into the Welland Canal.  As the ship arrives, I’m happy to see Tom Clarke and his family are aboard.  He greets us with a smile and a hug.  Seems we’re family now.   Bill and […]

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Travel Log: March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

Bill and I go to the US border agency and apply for our work visas.  We’re very nervous as a rejection would mean the whole project is off.  There are some tense moments as we struggle to explain exactly what we would be doing in the USA for the next […]

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Travel Log: March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019

Bill and I can’t shoot over the river in the USA any more because now we’re officially “working”.  But we know the Bramble is launching from Port Huron today so we head down to Sarnia, Ontario to capture some footage.  We find a really good location right across from where […]

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Travel Log: February 23, 2019

February 23, 2019

Bill pitches the idea of a documentary and we get funding to make the movie!  They are almost as exited as we are.  Bill and I start work on the concept for the film and develop a written proposal which we’ll be submitting to the border agents to get our […]

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Travel Log: February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019

Bill and I arrive in Port Huron Michigan to record the Bramble’s Sea Trials in Lake Huron.  There’s lots of ice but this ship was designed to break it.  We meet Tom Clarke the new owner.  He’s a great guy.  Very friendly and outgoing.  The ship’s Captain, Robert, is also […]

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