scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Aircraft carrier in Charleston - Needs action
Kim Elmore (KDMcElmore@AOL.COM
Fri Mar 24 2000 - 10:51:40 CST
Since there was recently so much interest in the aircraft carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point, SC, I thought I'd share some information I just got from them. It seems the National Park Service wants to eliminate the tour boat service from Patriots Point to Fort Sumter; tour boats would leave only from downtown Charleston. The museum estimates that this would cost them $700,000 a year in lost revenue. I think this would also hurt the quality of the Scout program there; the Fort Sumter tour teaches the boys a bit about Civil War history. If you agree, please let the South Carolina Senators and Representatives know what you think!