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Very cool thing to see in Port Huron

Seeing the Bramble, if you can, is a unique experience. You can tour the living space and... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Port Huron, Michigan
A bit of (family) history

My husband was stationed on the Bramble when it was a working Coast Guard cutter. In fact, his... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Ellen T
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2336 Military St, Port Huron, MI 48060-6663
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Seeing the Bramble, if you can, is a unique experience. You can tour the living space and mechanical (engine) rooms. The people who run the tours are very interested in sharing information and kids love it as much as adults. It can really get good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 15 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!

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2015
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

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank krissygoose
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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.