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The Wreck of the Christmas Tree Ship

Special | 40m 34s Video has closed captioning.

Keith Meverden and Tamara Thomsen, Maritime Archaeologists at the Wisconsin Historical Society, share the legend and history of the Rouse Simmons, also known as the Christmas Tree ship, which sank in November 1912. The ship was transporting Christmas trees from Michigan to Chicago when it disappeared between the Kewaunee and Two Rivers Life Saving stations.

Aired: 12/14/11

Rating: TV-G

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