Probably not .... But that is what you might wonder if you participate in one of the theatrical/musical/dramatic presentations by Abraham's 5th great-grandson, David Paige, in Marietta, Ohio (where the Commodore is buried). David, wearing authentic clothes ("with drum and armaments"), plays the part of the Revolutionary War naval leader in reasonably priced "kid friendly" performances.
Learn more by visiting the Marietta, Ohio, website, where you can read about "Whipple's Way."
For more information about Commodore Whipple, visit his page on the Whipple Website.