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Wildwood, New Jersey: Sea Captain with Peg Leg and Hook

15 feet tall, carved from wood, and painted in color. The hook looks like an afterthought.

Two Mile Landing

West Ocean Drive, Wildwood, NJ
W. Ocean Drive and Fish Dock Rd between Cape May and Wildwood Crest.
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Sea captain with hook and peg leg.

Sea Captain with Peg Leg and Hook

The sea captain, with a hook for a hand and a peg for a leg.

[Roadtrip18, 04/28/2022]

Sea Captain.

Sea Captain with Peg Leg and Hook

After an earlier attempt, I drove back and found him! He's still there. A little worn, but still there.

[Ben Perdue, 06/27/2015]

The old salt advertising the Crab House has lost his hand hook.

Sea Captain with Peg leg and hook.

Sea Captain with Peg Leg and Hook

There's an approximately fifteen foot tall statue of a peg-legged sailor with a hook for a missing hand. Seems like he's had a hard life.

He's actually located by the side of the road that goes from Cape May to Wildwood Crest, just before you get to the drawbridge. He is part of a sign advertising a couple of restaurants at Two Mile Landing.

[Julie Mangin, 11/29/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Memorial Statue to Dead FishermenMemorial Statue to Dead Fishermen, Cape May, NJ - 2 mi.
Doo Wop Capital of the World - Caribbean MotelDoo Wop Capital of the World - Caribbean Motel, Wildwood Crest, NJ - 2 mi.
Doo Wop Experience MuseumDoo Wop Experience Museum, Wildwood, NJ - 3 mi.
In the region:
Chicken Bone Beach, Atlantic City, NJ - 36 mi.

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