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Centennial celebration
commemorates sunken ship

Herald Times Reporter [Manitowoc, WI], by Jordan Tilkens

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Posted By:john56, 11/22/2012 8:34:58 AM

Two Rivers — The frigid waves slam against the fragile deck and hull of an aging wooden schooner. Each swell tosses the ship from side to side, ever closer to capsizing. The men on deck fear for their lives, but relentless Lake Michigan is deaf to their cries of horror. Knowing death is imminent, Capt. Herman Schuenemann of the Rouse Simmons writes a note that would become his last known words. It is a plea to God to spare his and his crew’s lives. For 13 years, Schuenemann had delivered his cargo of Christmas trees to families in Chicago from Thompson, Mich. He was so beloved by the people of

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Friday is the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the famous "Christmas Tree Ship," which happened at my home town. There is a video with the article

      


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