GRAND HAVEN, MI -- In 1912, the people of Chicago awaited the annual arrival of their Christmas Tree Ship loaded with 5000 Christmas trees. But she would never arrive.
November 23, 1912 at 2:50 p.m. was the last time the ship was seen afloat, in trouble, weighted down by ice in blustery storm off of Kewanee, WI.
Dr. Mark Gleason talks about finding the Rouse Simmons, the Christmas Tree Ship, with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Loutit District Library.
Gleason is the Chief Marine Scientist and Director of Education of the Great Lakes Naval and Memorial Museum of Muskegon. He has explored multiple shipwrecks using ROVs.
The program is free the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the library’s Program Room A. For further information, contact Loutit District Library at 616-842-5560, ext.