The tragic tale of the Christmas Tree Ship.
Painting by artist Eric Forsberg
The tradition and generosity of Captain Santa and The Christmas Tree
Ship lives on each year through the efforts of non-profit charity Chicago's Christmas Ship . Chicago's boating community reenacts the arrival of the Rouse Simmons and distributes Christmas trees to deserving families that would not otherwise be able to
enjoy a tree during the holiday season.
Captain Schuenemann, center