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Fargo, ND
(Zone 4b)

December 20, 2010
12:47 PM

Post #8269344

Great to see this story retold. There is more. Beginning the year after the loss of Captain Herman Schuenemann and the Rouse Simmons, Captain Schuenemann's wife Barbara revived the Christmas ship and continued it for another 22 years. Lee Murdock, a chronicler, creator, and performer of Great Lakes songs has written a song about this bit of history titled "The Christmas Ship" It can be found on 3 of his recordings and there is a free mp3 version at his website (


Gurnee, IL
(Zone 5b)

December 20, 2010
1:25 PM

Post #8269412

Thanks for sharing this, Aphthona. A folk song seems a very appropriate way to chronicle this story!

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Neat article! joeyramone 3 Dec 20, 2010 8:36 AM
Great Article... DonM47 2 Dec 20, 2010 10:14 PM
Very interesting piece of history! Bookerc1 1 Dec 20, 2010 1:22 PM
So good to remember our heritage gloria125 2 Dec 20, 2010 4:15 PM
So well crafted. Adaylilyfan 1 Dec 20, 2010 4:51 PM

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