National Geographic : 1938 Jul
TRI-STATE MEDLEY I ivantonai 'ieograpnlc Society Dufaycolor Photograph by \illard R. Culver "OCEAN, I LOVE THEE!" A WINDJAMMER'S FIGUREHEAD SEEMS TO MURMUR, WISTFULLY Columbia is a wooden woman of mystery; unknown are the names of her sculptor and the vessel she adorned. She rests now with other ships' relics, paintings, and models in the extraordinary Mariners' Museum, near Newport News, Virginia, one of the country's important shipbuilding centers. The city received its odd name from two men-Captain Christopher Newport (an associate of Captain John Smith) and Sir William Newce, on whose advice the site for the settlement was chosen.