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Posted on: October 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] All Aboard the Christmas Tree Ship! - November 18th, 7:00 PM

On Monday November 18th, 2013 at 7 PM, the Muskego Public Library is delighted to host author Rochelle Pennington for an evening program about the history of the famed Christmas Tree Ship. Rochelle Pennington has written two books detailing one of the most well-known shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan's Christmas Tree Ship, which delivered holiday evergreens to the citizens of Chicago each Christmas season before it was caught in the "Great Storm of 1912" and went to the bottom of the lake fully loaded with trees. The captain’s wife, Barbara, along with their three daughters, then carried on for over twenty years in honor of “Captain Santa” and in the spirit of everything he believed in. The ship is still loaded with its cargo today and is a popular Great Lakes dive site.

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