Title: The Historic Christmas Tree Ship: A True ...
Publisher: Pathways Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Good+
Signed: Signed by Author
Collectible - signed and inscribed by author on half-title page. Spine cocked, minor chipping/creasing, light sunning on covers. Good+ condition. Light to moderate shelfwear, clean pages. May have bumped edges/corners. Binding intact. (PP31). Bookseller Inventory # 100418812
Synopsis: The legend of The Christmas Tree Ship is a true story of faith, hope and love, and is considered one of the most loved legends of the Great Lakes.
Captain Herman Schuenemann became affectionately known as "Captain Santa" for his yearly voyages from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Chicago with a load of freshly cut Christmas trees during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Families would wait anxiously at the docks for their choice of the best trees.
Captain Schuenemann's voyage of 1912 was to be his last. Fully loaded and ready to sail, the Christmas Tree Ship 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 gales of the Great Lakes and went down off the coast of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Today, the Christmas Tree Ship is remembered as one of the most "storied shipwrecks" of the Great Lakes, and the legend has held its place in history for nearly a century already.
Through vintage photographs (over 50!), newspaper clippings, and interviews with persons directly connected to the story, THE HISTORIC CHRISTMAS TREE SHIP details the extraordinary events surrounding this loved legend.
About the Author: Rochelle Pennington is a freelance author and newspaper columnist from Wisconsin whose work has been included in several bestselling series including CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL, DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF, and STORIES FOR THE HEART. She is author of THE CHRISMTAS TREE SHIP, THE HISTORIC CHRISTMAS TREE SHIP, THE GOLDEN FORMULA, and co-author of HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW: A SHORT COURSE IN LIVING WISELY AND CHOOSING WELL, available in two foreign languages. (Co-authored with H. Jackson Brown, author of LIFE'S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK.) Pennington's research on The Christmas Tree Ship was featured on The Weather Channel's STORM STORIES holiday special.
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