A painting of the Christmas Tree Schooner at the Great Lakes Coast Guard Museum in Two Rivers. The schooner, with 16 crew members, never reached Chicago. Not until 59 years later was she found in 170 feet of water off Rawley Point, her Christmas trees still stashed in her hold. The schooner remains preserved in the icy waters of Lake Michigan.
The Rouse Simmons - set sail in November of 1912 with a load of Christmas trees bound for Chicago, but never reached its destination. For years her fate remained a mystery, until 1971 when the wreck was discovered in 170 feet of water northeast of Two Rivers.