Christmas Tree Ship
One of the most enduring stories on the Great Lakes is that of the Rouse Simmons, the Christmas Tree Ship that sank on November 22, 1912 in Lake Michigan with a load of Christmas trees meant for the families of Chicago. Since 2013, the National Museum of the Great Lakes and Geo. Gradel Co. have worked together to bring that tradition to Toledo. Here Santa is seen waving from the tug Josephine as they approach the museum’s dock at 1701 Front Street with a load of Christmas Trees for the families of Toledo.
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