By Tim Kowols
The Door County Maritime Museum’s Maritime Speaker Series begins this Thursday when author Rochelle Pennington visits to discuss “The Christmas Tree Ship.” For years, Algoma native Captain Herman Schuenemann steered the Rouse Simmons from port to port with harvested Christmas trees from upper Michigan around the Great Lakes until a storm claimed the vessel and his life in 1912. While it rests near Two Rivers, Pennington travels across the area telling its tale, something she told DoorCountyDailyNews.com earlier this year resonates with local residents.
Pennington’s presentation at the Door County Maritime Museum begins at 7 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested. The Maritime Speakers Series takes place the first Thursday of every month through March.