UWM Today
12:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Sinking of the Rouse Simmons

Tom Luljak, Lee Ann Garrison and Corbett Toomsen
Credit Jon Strelecki
Learn how students at UWM have tried to capture the emotion and impact of the sinking of the Rouse Simmons.

  100 years ago a terrible storm on Lake Michigan was responsible for the sinking of the Rouse Simmons, otherwise known as the Christmas Tree Ship. The ship loaded with Christmas trees and headed south to Chicago went down off the shores of Two Rivers Wisconsin. On this edition of UWM Today, Tom Luljak discusses how students at UWM have tried to capture the emotion and impact of the sinking of the Rouse Simmons with Lee Ann Garrison and Corbett Toomsen of the Peck School of the Arts.

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