11/24/2013 02:26 pm ET

Coast Guard Delivering Christmas Trees To Chicago

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The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to set sail on a special holiday mission.

A crew is scheduled to load 1,220 Christmas trees Monday aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw. The ice cutter will then travel from its homeport of Cheboygan down Lake Michigan to Chicago.

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