Cirdan the Shipwright was the lord of the Grey Havens, because he loved the sea. He is also known as Nowe and belongs to the generation of Finwe, Ingwe and Thingol, some of the first elves of Arda (the world). At the end of the third age Cirdan is the oldest living elf of Middle Earth. He has silver hair and together with Mathan he's the only elf who has a beard. Sauron gave him the elven-ring Narya, but when Gandalf came to Middle Earth Cirdan gave it to the wizard.