Chicago’s Christmas Ship – The Committee Who Makes It Happen

written by Lt. Lindsay Cook The holiday season is a time for enjoying family, friends, setting new resolutions and for some it’s an opportunity to give back. Whether it’s a random act of kindness, participating in a toy drive, or […]


Coast Guard Cutter Alder asumes the role of Chicago’s “Christmas Ship”

Click HERE to watch a multimedia video of the Christmas Ship tree offload. With a Christmas tree tied to its mast and lights strung about like stars in the sky, the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, homeported in Duluth, Minn., sat […]


Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw spreads holiday cheer

> Story and photos by PA2 Bill Colclough, Ninth District Public Affairs (Left: Coast Guard Auxiliary and crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw offload Christmas trees for Chicago-area needy families during this year’s Christmas Tree Ship operation.) For the […]