Christmas Tree Ship docks at Navy Pier

December 3, 2010 10:06:49 AM PST
The Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw sailed in to Chicago Friday morning with Christmas trees for 1,200 needy families.

Also known as the Christmas Tree Ship, the vessel brought 1,200 Christmas trees into town.

The annual voyage honors the memory of August Schuenemann who delivered trees to Chicago by boat in the early 1900s. On Saturday, there will be a formal presentation of the trees.

All 1,200 trees will be given to needy families.