Captain Martin L. Eldridge
…"And the new town (Acushnet) would have unfortunately been christened by the name of "North Fairhaven" had not Captain Eldridge led a protest against it…" "…Then Captain Eldridge wrote a petition to the Legislature, which was liberally signed, to 'strike out the words 'North Fairhaven,' and insert the word 'Acushnet'."
History of the Town of Acushnet, by Franklyn Howland
Captain Seth M. Blackmer
Captain Blackmer was a master at age twenty-one and part owner of the Juliana in 1840, rounded Cape Horn thirteen times and sailed around the world eight.
Captain Jacob Taber
Captain Taber was a typical master of whaling vessels and remarkably successful. He never had a mutiny, never sustained personal injury, and never lost a vessel.
Captain James Allen
Captain Allen commenced his seafaring life at age fourteen as cabin boy on the Canton. He spent twenty years in the sperm whaling industry, ten of which he was master.
Captain Andrew J. Wing
Captain Wing lived through many hardships in youth, and survived forty-nine days at sea with thirty-two men in open boats.
Captain J.R. Allen
Captain Allen commenced his seafaring life at age thirteen as cabin boy on the Columbia. After nearly forty years at sea, he retired to his home a few rods north of Parting Ways.
Captain William I. Shockley
Captain Shockley sailed as 3rd mate of the Charles W. Morgan in 1878, was a so-called lucky whaleman and sperm whaling master on the bark Wanderer.