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Schoonmaker Rechristening

A ceremony July 1, 2011, on the Maumee River to rechristen the Willis B. Boyer museum ship to Col. James M. Schoonmaker was timed to occur precisely one century after the Schoonmaker's original christening in Toledo, as well as be part of the Red, White and Kaboom celebrations for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

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.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Treecie Schoonmaker, wife of James M. Schoonmaker II, back right, rechristens the SS Willis B. Boyer to SS Col. James ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Painters from P&W Painting Contractors, top in blue, and volunteer crew members, bottom in tan, stand along the deck rails ...
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James M. Schoonmaker II boards the ship at International Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo James M. Schoonmaker II boards the ship at International Park.
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Treecie Schoonmaker is congratulated by, from back left, Chris Gillcrist, executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society; her husband ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo James M. Schoonmaker II kisses his wife after she smashed a bottle of champagne on the hull of the ship ...
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The Toledo Maritime Academy Student Color Guard presents the colors. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Toledo Maritime Academy Student Color Guard presents the colors.
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Russ Franzen sings during the rechristening ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cody Ide, 12, of the Toledo Maritime Academy, holds the U.S. flag as Paul LaMarre III, executive director of ...
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Paul LaMarre III, executive director of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, left, embraces James M. Schoonmaker II. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Greg Davis, 12, left, and Cody Ide, 12, of the Toledo Maritme Academy Student Color Guard, retire the colors during ...
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