Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Museum must ensure BRAMBLE is preserved

I read with dismay the trials and tribulations of the Port Huron Museum's decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard cutter, the Bramble, in the Feb. 26 Times Herald. I hope the museum will consider placing the covenant on the sale that would call for the new owner not to scrap the historic vessel.

The Bramble was the first U.S. ship to travel the Northwest Passage with her sister ships, the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Spar and Storis. Today, the Spar is an artificial reef. Attempts to make the Storis into an Alaskan museum ship have faltered because of congressional politics.

The Bramble deserves better.


Keene, N.H., March 4

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