|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1818|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1898|
He married Hannah Bates BIBBER on October 16, 1841 in Brunswick, Maine. He was a very successful Sea Captain for 30 years, sailing to all ports. Some of his ships being SS Pelican State, SS South Carolina and SS Continent. After retiring from the sea he was Lighthouse Keeper at Seguin Island, Maine.
He was noted as "a man of noble and sturdy character, and very benevolent."
A report on him was in the American Sentinel, published July 8,1880.
"Boat Sunk - Mr. Day, the keeper at Seguin Light, met with an accident on the river Monday. He was taking his month's provisions down to the island from the city, alone in his boat. He had gotten down the river as far as Phippsburg Center, when he went forward to adjust his sail, probably to take a reef, as the wind was blowing hard. As soon as he left the tiller, the boat swung around and a heavy wind laid her over so that she filled and sank in an instant, leaving Mr. Day in the water. He had barely time to clear himself from the rigging as she went down. Being a good swimmer he struck out for the nearest land, an island in midstream, something like 200 feet distant, which he succeeded in reaching, although completely exhausted. He crawled upon the shore and shortly after was taken off by Mr. Alonzo Ring, who came along in a boat. A barrel of flour was the only thing saved from about $40 worth of goods."
This story was copied from The Friends of Sequin Lighthouse Website (http://www.seguinisland.org/History2.htm)
Hannah Bates Bibber Day (1825 - 1907)
Thomas Day (1846 - 1865)*
Pine Grove Cemetery
Created by: JP Fortin
Record added: Mar 29, 2010
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