The Christmas Tree Ship

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Name: The Christmas Tree Ship
Date: November 29, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
Event Description:
Join us as Rochelle Pennington shares the story about one of the most well-known shipwrecks of the Great Lakes – Lake Michigan’s Christmas Tree Ship. This festive ship delivered holiday evergreens to the citizens of Chicago each Christmas season before it was caught in the “Great Storm of 1912” and subsequently sank to the bottom of the lake fully loaded with trees. Learn about the ship’s mysterious disappearance, clues that washed ashore in the decades following the vessel’s demise, ghost ship sightings of the phantom schooner, and mysterious omens believed to have cursed the ship before it set sail on its final voyage on November 22, 1912. The captain’s wife, Barbara, along with their three daughters, carried on for over 20 years afterward 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.
Oak Park Place Menasha 2205 Midway Rd Menasha, WI 54952
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November 29th at 2pm
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