Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Santa Ships over the Years

A friend on San Juan Island is helping to compile a history of the Santa Ships in the islands. I've been going through my family photos looking for Santa Ship pictures. This one is from 1972, our first year on the island. There are several more on my Flickr site. The Santa Ship came from Victoria, BC every December bringing Santa, presents, oranges and candy and festive cheer to our kids. Everybody crowded onto the dock waiting for the ship to appear. Then we would traipse up to the Post Office for present distribution and goodies provided by the islanders. The school kids learned to sing Oh, Canada as a thank you.

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