thing I think is a schoolhouse, I stop, and I learn it's something else entirely.
So who was Captain William D. Burnham? He was born in 1847, he went to sea at the age of 14, he had blue eyes and looked "the picture of a jolly sailor," according to a writer who met him. He was covered with tattoos, there's a bank (the land kind, not the money kind) near Cape Horn named after him, and he was the first manager of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. And the D stands for Dixon.
If you want more, the Town of Bridgewater has a PDF about him.
For now.) You can drink in Bridgewater, I should point out, you just can't purchase alcohol here. As this News Times article explains, the town's lack of drinking opportunities is "not because they don't like alcohol but because they don't like the commerce."