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Ethelyn Pearson

The Christmas tree ship

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Ethelyn Pearson

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In 1868 in Milwaukee, Allen and Company built a schooner, naming it "Rouse Simmons" after a rich businessman. It was purchased by Charles H. Hackley of Muskegon, Mich., to haul lumber. It took its place among the Hackley ships that crisscrossed the big lake up and down the coastline.

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