The Christmas Tree Ship: The Story of Captain Santa

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Captain Herman Schuenemann became affectionately know as Captain Santa for his yearly voyage from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Chicago with a load of freshly cut Christmas trees. Families would wait anxiously at the docks for their choice of the best of the best Christmas trees.Captain Schuenemann's voyage of 1912 was to be his last. Fully loaded and ready to sail, the Rouse Simmons set out for its final destination on the southern end of Lake Michigan. Despite the crew's best efforts, the ship was unable to withstand the ...

The Christmas Tree Ship: The Story of Captain Santa 2002, Guest Cottage

ISBN-13: 9781930596191

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