Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw reenacts Chicago maritime holiday tradition

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw reenacts Chicago maritime holiday tradition
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A crewmember of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw offloads one of the 1,200 Christmas trees onto Navy Pier in Chicago, Dec. 2, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) CHICAGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw and the Chicago’s Christmas Ship Committee partnered...

Coast Guard, Chicago Christmas Ship Committee to deliver of 1,200 Christmas trees

Coast Guard, Chicago Christmas Ship Committee to deliver of 1,200 Christmas trees
Seaman Jared S. Medina officially delivers the Christmas trees on behalf of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw during the 2016 Christmas Ship event. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of USCGC Mackinaw CHICAGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw and members of the Chicago Christmas Ship Committee will reenact a tradition dating back to the late 1800s, Friday and Saturday at Navy Pier. The Mackinaw,...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees, works buoys for Operation Fall Retrieve

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees, works buoys for Operation Fall Retrieve
Seaman Jared S. Medina officially delivers the Christmas trees on behalf of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw during a ceremony Dec. 3, 2016 at Navy Pier in Chicago. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of USCGC Mackinaw CHICAGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw returned to Chicago, Dec. 3, 2016,  as this year’s “Christmas Ship” loaded with 1,200 Christmas trees. Each year, the Coast Guard partners...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw set for delivery of 1,200 Christmas trees for deserving families

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw set for delivery of 1,200 Christmas trees for deserving families
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, serving once again as this year’s “Christmas Ship” and loaded with more than 1,200 Christmas trees, is returning to Chicago for a two-day event re-enacting what was an annual Chicago tradition in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A welcoming for the Mackinaw, by the Chicago Christmas Ship Committee, is scheduled for Friday at 8 a.m. Chicago Fire...

Coast Guard set for annual re-enactment, delivery of 1,200 Christmas trees for deserving families

Coast Guard set for annual re-enactment, delivery of 1,200 Christmas trees for deserving families
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, serving once again as this year’s “Christmas Ship” and loaded with more than 1,200 Christmas trees, is returning to Chicago on Dec. 6, at 8:30 a.m., for a two-day event re-enacting an annual Chicago tradition in the late 1800s and early 1900’s. The Christmas trees, purchased by the Chicago’s Christmas Ship Committee, will be offloaded on the morning...

Coast Guard crew set to load more than 1,200 Christmas trees onto Mackinaw for historic transit to Chicago

Coast Guard crew set to load more than 1,200 Christmas trees onto Mackinaw for historic transit to Chicago
CHEBOYGAN, Mich. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is scheduled to load 1,220 Christmas trees onto the ship at its homeport of Cheboygan, Mich., on Nov. 25, in preparation for the 2013 Christmas Ship celebration. The trees will then be transported to Chicago where they will be offloaded on the morning of Dec.7 following a public ceremony at Navy Pier. The trees will be given to nonprofit...

Duluth-based Coast Guard Cutter Alder assumes role of Chicago’s “Christmas Ship”

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder, acting as the “Christmas Ship,” departed Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., this morning and is scheduled to arrive at Chicago’s Navy Pier at 8:30 a.m. Friday for an annual event to distribute Christmas trees to deserving families on Saturday. In conjunction with seasonal buoy retrieval operations in Lake Michigan, the crew of Alder will support the...