USCGC Bramble leaving Port Huron

May 14, 2019 | 2 Comments

Video footage of USCGC Bramble departing her longtime home of Port Huron for new adventures. This footage shows her voyage past Detroit and into Lake Erie in late March, 2019.

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Preparing for the Panama Canal

May 8, 2019 | 2 Comments

In another couple of weeks, work will be complete and Bramble will return to sea, ready for the next chapter of the voyage. She’ll depart Mobile, Alabama where she’s been in dry dock for an overhaul. Once the vessel is expedition ready, she’ll be heading into the Caribbean, and visiting […]

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Feature: USCGC Storis

May 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

USCGC Storis was one of three vessels, along with USCGC Bramble, and USCGC Spar, to transit the Northwest Passage in 1957 and become the first US ships to circumnavigate the continent. USCGC Storis was launched during World War II and served in the North Atlantic. In 1972, the ship underwent […]

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Feature: Contacting Veterans

May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you or a family member served on USCGC Bramble, USCGC Storis, or USCGC Spar, we would like to hear from you. We’re putting together a special list of former crew members and will make it a priority to provide special updates about both the ship and the film to […]

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Feature: Ice Breaking Sounds

May 2, 2019 | 4 Comments

I was reviewing and logging some of the first video footage Bill and I shot for the film.  It seems like so long ago now. The first sequence I’m cutting together involves the Bramble’s ice-breaking trials in Lake Huron.  I was up on the forecastle when we started breaking ice and […]

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Feature: Farewell Buoy

May 1, 2019 | 1 Comment

Captain Robert just sent us these photos from Mobile, Alabama.  The large steel buoy that had been occupying the Bramble’s deck has now been removed.  This will free up deck space for vehicles and other equipment. I’m kind of sorry to see the buoy go.  It was on display when […]

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Feature: Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat

April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Bill and I return to the Bramble, the buoy the ship has been carrying will be gone, but the deck won’t be empty.  The ship will be carrying a brand new rigid-hulled inflatable boat as well as a land vehicle and several jet skis.  These are great additions to […]

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Feature: USCGC Spar

April 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

Today’s feature is about USCGC Spar,  a 180′ buoy tender and sister ship to the Bramble.  An Iris class vessel, she was built by Marine Ironworks and Shipbuilding Corporation in Duluth, Minnesota.  On 13 September 1943 the keel was laid, she was launched on 2 November 1943 and commissioned on […]

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Feature: Epic Shipyard

April 28, 2019 | 2 Comments

I was reviewing the footage I shot as Bramble sailed into the Epic Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.  Our ship was dwarfed by the enormous cranes, ships, and floating dry docks all around us.  I caught sight of one of the US Navy’s impressive Littoral combat ships being serviced.  Very futuristic […]

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