“Alaskan Bush People” patriarch Billy Brown may have passed on, but he is not forgotten.
A recent promo for the popular Discovery reality television series gives fans a brief look at how three of Billy’s children are doing what their late father asked them to do. This task is locating the family’s old boat, “The Integrity.”
The promo clip opens with a narrator describing how the weather could impact the search for the boat. “A second winter storm is only days away from southeast Alaska. But instead of returning back home to Washington, the Brown siblings are taking a risk,” the narrator begins.
So, what “risk” are they taking? Well, Rain, Bird, and Bear are going to try to locate “The Integrity” before the harsh weather hits and they are stuck in Alaska. Bear, who is 34 years old, explained their job.
“Dad’s tasked us with a couple things before we leave Alaska,” Bear said. “He wants us to check out ‘The Integrity,’ He wants us to make sure that she’s still good and ship-shape, and then he wants us to find someone who will watch it until we can come back and get it. But we’re just running out of time.”
The promo then shows the “Alaskan Bush People” stars walking down a snow-covered dock as they search for their family’s boat. Finally, they find it. And, unsurprisingly, they are very happy that they did so.
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Bear Brown Describes Finding His Family’s Boat as ‘Some Kind of Alternate Reality’
“It’s almost like being in some kind of alternate reality, seeing ‘The Integrity,’ the way that it looks now,” Bear also said. “It looks so vastly different from when we last saw it.”
One of the most surprising features of the family’s ship was the color of its exterior. “Red is my particular favorite color and even I wouldn’t have painted ‘The Integrity’ like she’s painted now.”
Even with the unusual color of the ship, the “Alaskan Bush People” family are very happy to have located the boat. “But all in all, it’s still good to see ‘The Integrity’ – even if she has a bad paint job,” Bear also shared.
Snowbird Brown, who is 26 years old, was also happy to have found the family’s boat. “Despite the differences of ‘The Integrity,’ it still feels like it’s ours. It feels like stepping onto it is like coming home,” Snowbird said. “It does bring back a lot of memories and it makes me miss Mom and Dad a lot – because I’ve never really been on it without Mom and Dad.”
During their visit on the ship, the Brown siblings did find some issues with the vessel. However, Bear said he believes the issues can be repaired.
You can watch Rain, Bird, and Bear go on the search for the family’s boat in “Alaskan Bush People” below.