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 Cutter Mackinaw boasts all-female underway watch during transit to Chicago

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw boasts all-female underway watch during transit to Chicago
LAKE MICHIGAN – Female officers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw designed and accomplished an all-female underway watch Tuesday during their transit to Chicago this week to participate in the annual re-enactment of Chicago’s Christmas Ship. The all-female watch was an idea devised last spring and was finally able to be realized this fall, once all the necessary positions were...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw visits site of original Christmas Ship wreckage during transit to Chicago

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw visits site of original Christmas Ship wreckage during transit to Chicago
  CHEBOYGAN, Mich. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw visited the final resting site of the schooner Rouse Simmons, the original Christmas Ship, during a brief break from their Aids to Navigation mission in western Lake Michigan, Tuesday. Crewmembers gathered on the buoy deck of the Mackinaw, which is serving as this year’s Christmas Ship, for a special ceremony honoring the...

Coast Guard, Christmas Ship Committee set for re-enactment, delivery of 1,300 Christmas trees for deserving families

Coast Guard, Christmas Ship Committee set for re-enactment, delivery of 1,300 Christmas trees for deserving families
  Cutter Mackinaw returning to Chicago during historic 100th anniversary of sinking of Rouse Simmons CHICAGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, serving as this year’s Christmas Ship and loaded with 1,300 Christmas trees, is scheduled to return to Chicago Friday at 8 a.m., for a two-day event depicting what was an annual Chicago tradition in the early 1900s. The re-enactment by the Mackinaw...

Coast Guard participates in Wisconsin holiday festivities

Coast Guard participates in Wisconsin holiday festivities
TWO RIVERS, Wis. – The crew at Coast Guard Station/Aids-to-Navigation Team Two Rivers offloaded Christmas trees at the Roger’s Street Fishing Village and participated in the city’s annual Holiday Parade Saturday. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the original Christmas Ship, the schooner Rouse Simmons, a crew from STANT Two Rivers brought 15 evergreen trees on one of the unit’s...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw to deliver Christmas Trees to Navy Pier for over 1,000 needy families

CHICAGO – Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will be arriving at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at 8 a.m. with a delivery of Christmas Trees that will be distributed to more than 1,000 needy families.