Captain Burnham Day planned
The second annual Captain Burnham Day will be held Sept. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Bridgewater.
A rain date of Sept. 30 is set.
Offerings will include games, an exhibit of art by Burnham School students, a treasure hunt, lectures about Captain Burnham's life, an exhibit of model cars from the early 1900s, live music and refreshments.
Captain Burnham was Burnham Library's benefactor; his philanthropy provided for the library and the school.
Captain Burnham was born in 1847, the youngest of 11 children. He was raised in Bridgewater until his early teens when, at 14, he went to see as a cabin boy.
At sea, he became a first mate, then captain and, in 1899, the managing direcotr of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, which became the largest shipping freight line in the United States.