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The Christmas tree ship

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On November 21, 1912, the schooner Rouse Simmons set sail from a small northern Michigan town across Lake Michigan. Affectionately dubbed the "Christmas Tree Ship," this was an annual trek for the Rouse Simmons. With its cargo of Christmas trees, the ship was bound for Chicago. There Captain Herman Scheunemann would sell the trees for 50 cents or $1.00 and even gave many away to needy families. But the schooner never makes its destination. The Rouse Simmons, with all hands and cargo, disappears into the cold waters. The ship's wreckage is not found until 1971. Drawing from stories told by her grandfather, author Carol Crane weaves a fictional tale based on the true events of the doomed schooner. And she explains how the captain's widow went on to continue his tradition of delivering holiday trees to Chicago. Carol Crane's many books for Sleeping Bear Press include the best-selling P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet and The Handkerchief Quilt. As a literacy advocate, Carol speaks at schools and conferences. She lives in North Carolina. Chris Ellison has illustrated children's picture books and adult historical fiction for nearly 20 years. His book Let Them Play was a 2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Chris lives in Mississippi.
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subject_facet Christmas trees -- Michigan, Lake, Region -- History
Michigan, Lake, Region -- History
Picture books for children
Rouse Simmons (Schooner)
Schuenemann, Herman, -- d. 1912
title_display The Christmas tree ship
title_full The Christmas Tree Ship
The Christmas tree ship / written by Carol Crane ; illustrated by Chris Ellison
title_short The Christmas tree ship
topic_facet Christmas trees
Juvenile Nonfiction
Schuenemann, Herman