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Interesting look at the life of a USCG cutter

this is a Coast Guard buoy tender with ice breaking capabilities. She was commissioned at the end... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Ray F
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
“Only US Coast Guard Ship to Circumnavigate the World”

The USCG Cutter Bramble accomplished this feat of circumnavigation in 1957, 13 years after she was... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2015
Ernest M
Royal Oak, United States
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2 weeks ago
“A bit of (family) history”
21 Aug 2018
“Closed for the season?”
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2336 Military St, Port Huron, MI 48060-6663
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband was stationed on the Bramble when it was a working Coast Guard cutter. In fact, his coming to this duty station set us up to meet. It's a lot of fun to have it still around for tours. But it's also a good...More

Thank Ellen T
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Was in town and interested in touring this retired buoy tender. Their website noted that she was closed for the season, but then the latest news is from September 2016 so not sure whether the website is even still being maintained. Their facebook page just...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Bramble is now privately owned and restored quite nicely. Historically it is significant because of it's ice-breaking in the arctic and it was located in an area during the atomic testing. It was air conditioned and you could tour the entire ship, for a...More

Thank TomDearborn
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautifully restored vessel, it is operational. Local groups (ie. scouts, civic groups and private groups) can schedule overnight stays as well as daytime tours. This boat has a very distinguished history, quite a number of firsts.Visit to find out!

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

this is a Coast Guard buoy tender with ice breaking capabilities. She was commissioned at the end of WW2 & retired after 60 years. She was present at Bikini Atoll during nuclear testing & saw service along both coasts & in South America. With 2...More

3  Thank Ray F
Reviewed 17 October 2015

The USCG Cutter Bramble accomplished this feat of circumnavigation in 1957, 13 years after she was Commissioned in 1944. Now a commendable Museum in Port Huron, she rests dockside at the Bean Dock, south of the business district on Military Street close to Beard. We...More

3  Thank Ernest M
Reviewed 13 August 2015

With the USCGC Hollyhock sitting behind it's protective fence with it's no trespassing signs, it was even more exciting to climb aboard the CG vessel that the Hollyhock replaced and that is the retired USCGC Bramble! The trip to the USCGC Bramble is so worth...More

3  Thank Kristina M
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Roy C
27 November 2017|
Response from TomDearborn | Reviewed this property |
I would think you could make arrangements with the private owner. You can do anything for a price.