Available: historic ship: 66.5’ US +Canada Coast Guard ice-breaker buoy tender (ex-NOKOMIS now OCEAN SPRAY)

The foreward mast and boom is now a crane.

The foreward mast and boom is now a crane.

UPDATE: the family notified us that the ship is now available on a best-offer basis, not free.

We regret to report the passing of John Kopke. His unexpected death leads to a free historic ship. If you are interested, contact his son Andrew Aldrich Kopke directly at 443-591-2272.

FREE Historic ship needs a new home ASAP

Dear Friends,  

 PortSide NewYork has received an urgent request for help giving away a historic  vessel. FREE.

Historic ship 66.5'  Canadian Coast Guard ice-breaking buoy tender NOKOMIS, now named OCEAN SPRAY.  There were two other sisterships. The NOKOMIS is the last of three.


Near Baltimore, Pasadena, MD vicinity

 In live-aboard condition. The owner loved this vessel and recently passed away.

 LOA 66.5’ Length at Water line 63.4

Beam 17.6

Depth 8.3 loaded. 99 Tons  M/T.4.

USCG Document  No.1111459.  Canadian No.3101215.

Heavily Built can  penetrate 24 inches of blue fresh water ice.

Built: 1957

Commissioned  1958 Canadian Coast Guard. By Lunenburg Engineering  and Foundry, Lunenburg , Nova Scotia.

 Hull and Superstructure -Steel

Propulsion-Fairbanks Morse  31A-61/4X9 6 cylinder Air Start Direct Reversible Pneumatic Brake on flywheel.   210 HP.6.Propellor 46X46 4 Blade on 4 inch shaft  RH.   2/1  Reduction Spring Bearing on Shaft.7.RPM 720 MAX. Idle-220.

Fuel consumption: 2 GPH.  Speed 12-KTS. All Hydraulic Steering with power assist

Has Skin cooling in Engine room for heavy ice ops. Two fuel bunker tanks 400 gal ea 100 gal day tank furnace and stove tank.

Bulkheads go to Weather  Deck.  Engine is in running condition.  She is seaworthy  and floating.

Air Horn and Two bilge Pumps plus One new navy pump very heavy duty, Delaval oil  purifier, Deutz Generator 5 Kw 240 volt. Large cargo hold  with HIAB knuckle crane 7,300lbs.two- anchors with hydraulic  windlass One-300lb  navy ,  One-500lb Danforth. Sperry Gyrocompass W  repeaters, Sperry  40 mile radar,  Recording chart depth indicator. Two VHF Radios.

 NOKOMIS has 5 bunks, Head with holding tank, Shower and  Washbasin Galley with Diesel stove and Two refrigerators, water heater two inflatable life rafts.  

Wood paneling in all occupied compartments. Steam heat with WATTS Boiler.

This is a Ship USCG and CACG- any vessel 65' or over gets a name and is a Ship. Very High Quality Construction.

Please contact Andy @ 443-591-2272 and always leave message with a phone number