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Great Lakes Media Contact: (216) 902-6020

9th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Dec. 01, 2012

Ninth Coast Guard District

Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office

Office: (216) 902-6020

Mobile: (216) 310-2608

MULTIMEDIA: Crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw unload Christmas trees in Chicago

Click here to watch video of today's Christmas Ship Cermony and offload of 1,300 Christmas trees

Click here to learn more about Chicago's Christmas Tree events

CHICAGO - Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw unload some of the 1,300 Christmas trees which were brought from northern Michigan earlier this week for distribution to serving families in Chicago, while a throng of volunteers wait to come aboard to help. The Coast Guard partners each year with the Christmas Ship Committee to re-enact a tradition started by the Rouse Simmons, the original Christmas ship, back in the late 1800s until is tragically sank during a storm in Nov. or 1912 off of Two Rivers, Wis. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

CHICAGO — Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw unload some of the 1,300 Christmas trees that were brought from northern Michigan earlier this week for distribution to deserving families in Chicago, while a throng of volunteers wait to come aboard to help, Dec. 1, 2012.

The Coast Guard partners each year with the Christmas Ship Committee to re-enact a tradition started by the Rouse Simmons, the original Christmas ship, back in the late 1800s until it tragically sank during a storm in November 1912 off of Two Rivers, Wis.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

CHICAGO - Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw and youth volunteers unload some of the 1,300 Christmas trees which were brought from northern Michigan earlier this week for distribution to serving families in Chicago. The Coast Guard partners with the Christmas Ship Committee to re-enact a tradition started by the Rouse Simmons, the original Christmas ship, back in the late 1800s until is tragically sank during a storm in Nov. or 1912 off of Two Rivers, Wis. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

CHICAGO — Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw and youth volunteers unload some of the 1,300 Christmas trees that were brought from northern Michigan earlier this week for distribution to deserving families in Chicago, Dec. 1, 2012.

The Coast Guard partners with the Christmas Ship Committee to re-enact a tradition started by the Rouse Simmons, the original Christmas ship, back in the late 1800s until it tragically sank during a storm in November 1912 off of Two Rivers, Wis.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf

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