Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw Loads 13-Hundred Christmas Trees onto Ship

Most of us know it as the 'Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw,' but this time of year it's also known as the 'Christmas Ship.'

Crew members loaded 13-hundred Christmas trees onto the ship today meant for needy families.

The Christmas Ship is docked in Cheboygan, and will head out after Thanksgiving to deliver the trees to Chicago.

9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have more on the tradition behind this.