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U.S. Coast Guard cutter is carrying ´Christmas Tree Ship' load across Lake Michigan

By: Tanda Gmiter, MLIVE

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is headed down Lake Michigan tonight and eventually will be angling west toward Chicago, carrying a load of more than 1,000 Christmas trees as it recreates the holiday spirit of Michigan’s ill-fated Christmas Tree Ship, which sank in late November 1912.

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