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Maritime Image of the Day: “Christmas Tree Wreck”

Shipwreck with a fresh, undecorated Christmas tree on its bow

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s “Maritime Image of the Day” is titled Christmas Tree Wreck. In 1910 a man named Captain Herman Schuenemann purchased a 42-year-old lumber schooner named Rouse Simmons. It was an old ship, built in 1868. Schuenemann’s plan was to make some money on the seasonal Christmas tree business by moving them from Thompson, Michigan to Chicago …

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