The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama has entered an order to auction off the retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Bramble. Once a familiar site on the Great Lakes, Bramble will be sold at auction on December 4, 2019.
The vintage vessel has been under arrest in Mobile, Alabama, for unpaid bills. She was sold to USCGC Bramble, LLC in 2013. This entity ran the vessel as a museum ship. Financial backer Tom Clark bought Bramble in 2018 and has refurbished her, with plans to recreate her 1957 Northwest Passage voyage.
Bramble was built by the Zenith Dredge Company, Minnesota, and launched on October 23, 1943.