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Coast Guard crew carrying Christmas Tree Ship load is crossing Lake Michigan

By: Tanda Gmiter,

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is motoring down Lake Michigan today and nearing Chicago, where its load of more than 1,200 Christmas trees will be used to recreate the holiday spirit of Michigan’s ill-fated Christmas Tree Ship, which sank in late November 1912.

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