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Capt. Neil McMillan (±1845-1883).

When Donald B. MacMillan was 9 years old, his father, Capt. Neil McMillan, a Nova Scotian by birth, and the entire crew of the schooner Abbie H. Brown perished in a gale off Newfoundland. That left Sarah Gardner MacMillan with five children to care for alone. Already in frail health, she died when “Donny Baxter” was 12. For a time, the boy was cared for by other seafaring families in town, but was finally sent to Freeport, Me., to live with an older sister.

¶ Last updated on 15 July 2015.

Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, Key O-32, Page 8.

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