Monday, December 09, 2013

U.S. Coast Guard: 1,200 trees, 1 historic voyage

1,200 trees, 1 historic voyage


Posted by LT Stephanie Young, Monday, December 9, 2013 
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw helps offload more than 1,200 Christmas trees. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Courtney Marker.
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw helps offload more than 1,200 Christmas trees. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Courtney Marker.
On most days, Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw keeps Great Lakes channels and harbors open to navigation to meet the region’s winter shipping needs. Saturday was not like most days.
Mackinaw served once again as this year’s “Christmas Ship.” Loaded with more than 1,200 Christmas trees, the icebreaker played homage to an annual Chicago tradition from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
- See more at: http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2013/12/1200-trees-1-historic-voyage/#sthash.4ThsrLYO.dpuf

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