VIDEO: Cutter Mackinaw continues “Christmas Ship” tradition


The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw arrives at the Navy Pier acting as the “Christmas Tree Ship,” on Dec. 3, transporting more than 1,200 Christmas trees to be distributed among the city’s deserving families. Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast District and Cmdr. Scott Smith, Mackinaw’s commanding officer, address the crowd gathered at the Captain at the Helm Statue on Dec. 4, 2010. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener.)

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