Legend of the Christmas Ship


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A novel by Carl Behrend

A story as big as the Great Lakes comes crashing ashore. Enjoy this new family holiday tale crafted from the legends, love and true events surrounding the famous Christmas Tree Ship. Venture back into 1911 Chicago, Illinois. The city, now rebuilt years after the great fine, is busy readying itself for the Christmas holidays. Experience larger than life characters including Great Lakes pirates, Dan Seavey, blustery soul-saver Captain Bundy and his Gospel Ship, and studious Captain Schuenemann skipper of the vessel that each Christmas season hauled thousands of holiday trees to Chicago from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Witness a tender love affair between two star-cross lovers whose fates intertwine forever. Smell the evergreen boughs, hear the enduring tale of a families struggle to keep its seasonal business afloat. See how this endeavor would become a holiday tradition for countless numbers of Chicago area residences. Be there to re-live these historic times when electric lights and wireless communications were something new, the Titanic had yet to sail and automobiles were something to marvel at. Behold the holiday miracle of the Christmas ship.

Soft cover, 360 pages.