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Schoonmaker Rechristening

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Treecie Schoonmaker, wife of James M. Schoonmaker II, back right, rechristens the SS Willis B. Boyer to SS Col. James M. Schoonmaker on Friday at International Park in Toledo.

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Painters from P&W Painting Contractors, top in blue, and volunteer crew members, bottom in tan, stand along the deck rails as the national anthem is sung.

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James M. Schoonmaker II boards the ship at International Park.

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Schoonmaker-congratulations

Treecie Schoonmaker is congratulated by, from back left, Chris Gillcrist, executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society; her husband James M. Schoonmaker II; Paul LaMarre, III, executive director of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship; and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, after rechristening the ship.

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James M. Schoonmaker II kisses his wife after she smashed a bottle of champagne on the hull of the ship that again bears his family name.

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The Toledo Maritime Academy Student Color Guard presents the colors.

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Russ Franzen sings during the rechristening ceremony.

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Cody Ide, 12, of the Toledo Maritime Academy, holds the U.S. flag as Paul LaMarre III, executive director of the museum ship, addresses the crowd.

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Paul LaMarre III, executive director of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, left, embraces James M. Schoonmaker II.

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Greg Davis, 12, left, and Cody Ide, 12, of the Toledo Maritme Academy Student Color Guard, retire the colors during the ceremony.

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