Christmas trees in Chicago

Chief Petty Officer Alan R. Haraf from the 9th Coast Guard District, Lake Michigan Region shared these shots taken of Christmas trees being unloaded in Chicago at Navy Pier on Saturday. As reported on  the U.S. Coastguard site:

Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw unload some of the 1,300 Christmas trees which were brought from northern Michigan earlier this week for distribution to deserving families in Chicago. The Coast Guard partners each year with the Christmas Ship Committee to re-enact a tradition started by the Rouse Simmons, the original Christmas ship, back in the late 1800s until it tragically sank during a storm in Nov. of 1912 off of Two Rivers, Wis. U.S. 

 

Photos courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy Pier-Chicago

Photos courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy Pier-Chicago