Shouldn't the statue of Captain Newport show his hook?





Newport News, VA The swashbuckling sea captain who helped found America's first permanent English settlement lost his right arm in battle nearly two decades before bringing the colonists to Jamestown 400 years ago.

But you wouldn't know it to look at a 24-foot bronze statue of Christopher Newport, with all his limbs intact, that stands at the edge of the campus of the university named for him.

Some annoyed alumni and history buffs want the monument to get the hook — as in the prosthetic that Newport is thought to have used.


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