Last Friday, the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw delivered more than 1, 200 Christmas Trees from Northern Michigan to Chicago, Illinois. The tradition of Great Lakes mariners delivering Christmas trees to the less fortunate dates back to the 1800s.
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. Loaded with 1, 200 Christmas trees, Mackinaw arrived in Chicago to serve as this year's" Christmas Ship". (U. S. Coast Guard photo by Brian Hinton) Seaman Jared S. Medina officially delivers the Christmas trees on behalf of U.
S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw. Cmdr. Vasilios Tasikas, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, tells the story of the original Christmas Ship during a ceremony at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Dec. 6, 2014. Dec 04, 2014 · CHEBOYGAN, MI The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is set to deliver 1, 200 Christmas trees from Northern Michigan to Chicago families in need. The trip from Cheboygan marks the 15th annual reenactment of the" Christmas Ship" tradition from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Coast Guard News. 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. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw arrives at Navy Pier carrying more than 1, 200 Christmas trees destined for deserving Chicago families.
The trees were offloaded by volunteers from groups including the Sea Cadets, Sea Scouts and Young Marines before being distributed to familes selected by the Ada S. Mckinley Community Services organization. The crew of the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw and the Chicago’s Christmas Ship Committee partnered to reenact a Chicago tradition dating back to the. Some 1, 200 local families will have a happier holiday season, thanks to the Coast Guard's Christmas Tree Ship. The crew off-loaded the trees from a chute off the cutter Mackinaw Saturday at Navy Pier.
Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw makes its delivery of Christmas trees in Chicago Saturday, December 1. This year, 1, 300 trees were delivered for needy families. The Mackinaw continues the tradition of the schooner Rouse Simmons, the original “Christmas Ship, ” which sank between Kewaunee and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, November 23, 1912, in a storm during its transit to Chicago.
The Mackinaw's arrival is a culmination of efforts by the Chicago's Christmas Ship Committee, working together with the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Chicago's Navy Pier, private individuals, volunteer groups and the hard working generous boaters of the marine community to help make Christmas special for deserving Chicago families.
CHEBOYGAN, MI The U. S. Coast Guard's" Christmas ship" has been loaded with more than 1, 200 trees to be delivered later this week to families across Chicago in continuing a holiday tradition.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw and members of the Chicago’s Christmas Ship Committee will reenact a tradition dating back to the late 1800s, Friday and Saturday at Navy Pier. Today, U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is the modern day “Christmas Ship” and on Saturday it arrived at the Navy Pier in Chicago with 1, 200 trees in tow for area families in need. With the help of volunteers, every single one of the holiday pines was unloaded and given away.
USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB-30) is a 240-foot (73 m) vessel built as a heavy icebreaker for. Chicago's Christmas Ship, The Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees annually to Chicago; The official Mackinaw website. Many photos, including the. The Rouse Simmons was the original" Christmas Tree Ship" that came to Chicago at the. in Chicago is now portrayed by the US Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw. Dec 3, 2017. When the U. S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw docked at Chicago's Navy Pier this weekend carrying a load of 1, 200 Christmas trees from.
Nov 30, 2017. Seaman Jared S. Medina officially delivers the Christmas trees on behalf of U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw during the 2016 Christmas Ship. Dec 2, 2017. The Coast Guard Cutter the Mackinaw Christmas tree ship sailed from the upper peninsula following the route the original Christmas tree ship.
Oct 26, 2017. Christmas Tree Schooner by Charles Vickery. . by the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, which makes the journey from northern Michigan.