Old ship for sale sparks memories

Tim Heaney remembers the cramped living quarters and tiny shower aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Blackberry. He remembers four or five day trips aboard the ship to repair or replace navigational beacons. He remembers a small refrigerator that often wouldn’t hold enough food for those long trips.

The ship is now part of a Government Liquidation sale, and depending on the buyer, could be turned into scrap. “It’s very rare that we get working large boats,” said David Landry, the assistant site manager for Government Liquidation. “It’s very rare that the government gets rid of something like this. It’s cool, just because of how old it is.”

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