Events

membership meeting

The Christmas Tree Ship

Monday, December 4, 2017
7:00 PM

Racine Yacht Club
1 Barker Street
Racine, Wisconsin  53403

Begin your holiday season with author and lecturer Rochelle Pennington as she recreates the fascinating tale of one of the most well-known shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan’s Christmas Tree Ship. The Christmas Tree Ship delivered holiday trees to citizens of Chicago each Christmas season. And then, tragically, it was caught in the “Great Storm of 1912” and sunk to the bottom of the lake loaded with trees.

Rochelle Pennington is an award winning newspaper columnist and bestselling author of ten books including: The Christmas Tree Ship: The Story of Captain Santa and her follow-up documentary book, The Historic Christmas Tree Ship: A True Story of Faith, Hope and Love and An Old-Fashioned Christmas which received the 2009 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award nomination for outstanding non-fiction.

Pennington’s lively and entertaining storytelling and illustrated presentation includes many century-old photographs, several artifacts and many little known facts about the “most loved story of the Great Lakes” over the past century.

Please join us for a night of celebration. Refreshments are potluck. We are asking Preservation Racine members to please bring a plate of cookies, candy or an hors d'oeuvre for hospitality. Coffee will be provided and a cash bar will be available.