James A. Sheckels (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 11:30:25 -0700
Dave Rogers asks:
>Can anyone tell me who to contact about Liveaboard programs on the carrier
>Alabama in Mobile, Ala?
>And I've been told there's one in Charlotte, NC, open to Scout groups, too.
>Any help on this one?
The carrier is in CHARLESTON, SC, not Charlotte, NC. It is the USS
Yorktown. It is located at Patriot's Point, and there are also a submarine,
nuclear powered merchant ship and a Coast Guard cutter there. Also a mock
river patrol boat camp of the Vietnam war style. Scout groups live on the
Yorktown for a weekend in a separated area toward the front of the ship off
the hangar deck. It is cooled or heated, and access is contolled.
Charleston is within a 30 minute drive. You could plan to go on a boat ride
out to Ft Sumter, of civil war fame.
There is most always an ad for Patriot's Point in Scouting magazine. I
don't have a recent print of the brochure here with me, but give a call to
The Charleston homepage is at http://www.sims.net/places/charleston.html
and you can jump from there or go direct to the attractions page at
JSYK - Charlotte is an inland city, on the NC/SC border, SW corner of NC,
home of the NFL Panthers (the next Superbowl champs!). The only ship
attraction I can think of in NC is the USS North Carolina battleship in
Wilmington, NC. There is no on-board camping at this one though. They do
have a really impressive show at the ship's berth, and it is a great tour.
The state fishery museum and several civil war and revolutionary war museums
and forts are in the Wilmington area, and some really nice beaches too.
Visit Wilmington at:
http://www.ego.net/us/nc/ilm/ilm.htm or http://www.wilmington.org (go to the
ego site for the best link to the battleship). Visit the North Carolina
homepage at http://sunsite.unc.edu/nc/nchome.htm or at
I like calling North Carolina home!
YIS, Jim Sheckels - I used to be a Bobwhite...SE 308-7 '82/'72-WWW-B'Hood
CR & CC Troop 742, Hope Mills United Methodist Church, NC
Member of NAUMS/District Advancement & Training Committee
3501 Farm Circle Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306-8303
Scouting IS NOT an exact science, so use your brain - noone else is! <]:->
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