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August and Herman Schuenemann, tree captains of Lake Michigan

Fred Neuschel

August and Herman Schuenemann, tree captains of Lake Michigan

by Fred Neuschel

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Published by F. Neuschel in [Algoma, Wis.?] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Michigan, Lake, Region,
  • Michigan, Lake
    • Subjects:
    • Schuenemann, August, d. 1898.,
    • Schuenemann, Herman, d. 1912.,
    • Schooners -- Michigan, Lake -- History.,
    • Christmas trees -- Michigan, Lake, Region -- Marketing -- History.,
    • Michigan, Lake, Region -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementFred Neuschel.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF553 .N48 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination52 p. :
      Number of Pages52
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1135426M
      LC Control Number94102374

        Absolutely beautiful picture book! Told through the eyes of a young boy, he recalls his Grandfather Axel's tales. His favorite was always the retelling of Captain Schuenemann and the Christmas tree ship, Rouse Simmons. The story tells of Captain "Santa" taking Christmas trees from Michigan to Chicago on his ship, every single year/5. The Story of Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship He’s the grandson of Herman Schuenemann, Chicago’s “Captain Santa.” because his older brother August, had died delivering trees on Lake.

      Carol Crane bases this book on one of her grandfather's stories about Captain Herman Schuenemann and his Great Lakes Schooner, "Rouse Simmons". Each year Captain Schuenemann took his schooner to the shores of Northern Michigan and loaded it with thousands of Christmas trees and then transported them to Chicago where he sold them for 50 cents /5. Herman Schuenemann was master of a Christmas Tree ship. Chicago children affectionately called him “Captain Santa.” In he owned part-interest in the foot three-masted schoonerRouse Simmons. The ship was 44 years old. Here, in a photo taken in , Capt. H. Schuenemann stands (center) alongside two fellow sailors.

        August Schuenemann and his crew were lost during a November storm on Lake Michigan in In spite of the risk, Herman Schuenemann continued the family business of making late-season Christmas tree deliveries on his three-masted schooner Rouse Simmons.   Lake Michigan in December was treacherous, and perhaps that was why the tree business was so lucrative. Few captains were willing to make the trip that time of year, and those who did had a good.


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August and Herman Schuenemann, tree captains of Lake Michigan by Fred Neuschel Download PDF EPUB FB2

August and Herman Schuenemann Tree Captains of Lake Michigan. It was probably then that August Schuenemann first entered the ranks of Lake Michigan tree captains.

15 One year later the W* H, HINSDALE, which had suffered stilt several more mishaps and equipment failures that season, lay at South Haven, a total wreck, August Schuenemann's first vessel was a loss, but his career was well launched.

Captain August Schuenemann, Herman’s oldest brother, was the first Schuenemann to ship Christmas cargos, beginning in He continued the tradition until November of when his ship went down in a terrible November storm.

Also published on December 5,came the following report from the Chicago Daily Tribune: “Philip Bauswein, one of the sailors, was engaged to be married to Miss Elizabeth Martin of Peterson Street.

His older brother, August Schuenemann, had died in a Christmas-tree hauling trip in when the schooner S. Thal sank in a storm. "Captain Santa" and two crewmen on the deck of the Rouse Simmons.

The author, Carol Crane, remembers the tales that her grandfather used to tell her and August and Herman Schuenemann brother as they spent Christmas with him at the lighthouse on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Carol Crane bases this book on one of her grandfather's stories about Captain Herman Schuenemann and his Great Lakes Schooner, "Rouse Simmons"/5(29). Herman Schnemann is the Ahnepee born captain who went down in the lake in November before going down in books, stories, song, musical theater and even a Weather Channel video.

Herman had sailed with his older brother August, affectionately called “Christmas Tree Schuenemann.”. August and Herman Schuenemann-Tree Captains of Lake Michigan.

Algoma, Printing Company, Inc., Algoma, Wisconsin, July Rouse Simmons: Christmas Tree Ship. This is a minute long video about the ship’s story and also includes underwater footage of the ship, Southport Video, United States Environmental Protection Agency.

On November 9–10,tragedy marred the Schuenemann's holiday season when, just one month after the birth of twins Hazel and Pearl, Herman's older brother August Schuenemann died while sailing a load of Christmas trees to Chicago aboard the schooner S.

Thal. Herman Schuenemann was born c in Algoma, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan. His oldest brother, August, was the first to make his living on the lake and Herman soon followed.

By the early s Schuenemann lived in Chicago and made his living as both a merchant and lake captain. Captain Herman Schuenemann was not as jovial as usual as he lowered the evergreens into the hold of the grand but aging schooner Rouse Simmons in a small harbor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

His oldest brother, August, born inwas the first of the children to make his living on the lake. Herman, however, soon followed in his brother’s footsteps. Inthree years after Schuenemann’s birth, the age of sail on Lake Michigan reached its zenith when more than 1, sailing vessels populated the lake.

The Schuenemann brothers, Herman and August, had been trading Christmas trees in Chicago since around the start of the 20th century.

August died in November aboard the S. Thal – a ton, two-masted schooner – when it sank in a storm near Glencoe, Builder: Allen, McCelland & Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Frombrothers August and Herman Schuenemann, both Great Lakes sailing captains, invested in partial ownership of such vessels. Many Christmas tree ships sold their cargo to wholesalers. Other captains, however, turned their ships into floating tree lots along the Chicago River, welcoming customers aboard and taking great pride and.

Chicago Tribune, Novem The bodies of Captain August L. Schuenemann, La Salle avenue; E. Turner Davis mate, and the four seamen of the schooner S. Thal. are believed to be buried under the tangle of cables, ropes, masts, and rigging lying on the Glencoe beach.

In his twenty-five years’ experience as a lake sailor Captain Schuenemann had been obliged many times to tie himself. Herman Schuenemann and his brother August went out each year on a Christmas tree voyage on Lake Michigan — the last run of the season.

In Novemberwhile Herman stayed home for the birth of his twin daughters, August set sail on the S. Thal, which broke up after a storm outside of Chicago. August went down with the ship. Today the Christmas Ship is Chicago’s largest all volunteer charitable support program for inner city youth and their families at Christmas time.

At the turn of the twentieth century, the “Christmas Tree Ship” was a family business. In the mid s, August and his brother Herman Schuenemann moved to Chicago. Every year, just before Thanksgiving, Captain Herman Schuenemann's foot schooner, built in Milwaukee and officially christened the Rouse Simmons, made its way down Lake Michigan from the Upper Peninsula with a deck brimming with fresh-cut Christmas trees to be sold in Chicago.

Schuenemann’s brother, August, was one of the captains who sailed schooners full of Christmas trees until his ship, the S. Thal, foundered in November after being caught in a.

August, the older brother, was lost when his schooner S. Thal carrying Christmas trees to Chicago in fell prey to a November gale.

As with his brother, Herman’s life at sea was risky and would ultimately catch up with him. Herman chartered and owned many schooners, each succumbing to the whims of Lake Michigan.

The story of the beginning of the Christmas Tree Ship is the story of the Schuenemann family, and most particularly the story of Capt Herman Schuenemann and his last ship, the Rouse Simmons. In approximately August and his brother Herman Schuenemann moved to.

According to The National Archives research by Glenn Longacre: "At some stage of Herman Schuenemann's long career as a late-season tree captain, he was given the title of Captain .Herman Schuenemann and his brother August went out each year on a Christmas tree voyage on Lake Michigan — the last run of the season.

In Novemberwhile Herman stayed home for the birth of his twin daughters, August set sail on the S. Thal, which broke up after a storm outside of Chicago. August went down with the ship.