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Location # 8 Range B Willow Avenue
 Captain Levi M. Simpson was born on August 31, 1844, in Eastport, Washington County, Maine to George Simpson, a native of Nova Scotia, Canada. The Dorchester Beacon of December 1915 states that he “was considered one of the most expert navigators of his time.” He held both English and American certification of registration and sailed around the world on old -time barks and clipper ships which involved navigating around Cape Horn in Chile at the tip of South America. His descendants, Evelyn and Karen MacNutt, have related that there was once a mutiny on one of his ships and that Mary Baker Eddy of the Christian Science faith once helped to heal him. Capt. Simpson was a member of St. John's Lodge A. F. & A. M., retired from the sea for twenty years, resided at 34 Mt. Everett Street on Jones Hill in the Upham's Corner section of Dorchester, being a Dorchester resident for ten years, and died at his home on December 11, 1915, from Chronic Nephritis and General Edema that he had for 3 months at the age of 71 years and 3 months. S. M. Burroughs was the undertaker, and he was interred on December 14, 1915.

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