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...

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw prepares for Christmas Ship journey to Chicago

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw prepares for Christmas Ship journey to Chicago
CHEBOYGAN, Mich. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw loaded more than 1,300 Christmas trees onto the ship Tuesday, in preparation for the 2012 Christmas Ship celebration. The trees will be transported to Chicago, where they will be offloaded during a special two-day ceremony Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, then delivered to deserving families. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard crew set to load 1,300 Christmas trees onto Mackinaw for historic transit to Chicago

Coast Guard crew set to load 1,300 Christmas trees onto Mackinaw for historic transit to Chicago
CHEBOYGAN, Mich. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is scheduled to load 1,300 Christmas trees onto the ship at its homeport of Cheboygan, Mich., on Tuesday in preparation for the 2012 Christmas Ship celebration. The trees will then be transported aboard Mackinaw to Chicago, where they will be offloaded during a special two-day ceremony and then delivered to needy families. This year marks...