scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Patriots Point, SC
Fri May 19 2000 - 09:58:42 CDT
> When I spoke with the people at Patriot's Point a couple months ago, they
> said the same thing. However, they also told me they are refurbishing the
> Yorktown so it can provide better accommodations for Scouts, etc. Go
> - Tee
Hadn't thought of the issue beyond the commentary I posted.
While my son visited the Yorktown years ago, I've not had that
experience. I'm guessing that the ferry takes Park visitors out to Ft.
Sumpter (a federally controlled/owned National Historic site) and makes
a "courtesy" stop at the Yorktown..
Have to remember that the Yorktown is decommissioned and run as a
private, income producing, venture. The ferry is(?) run by the Park
Service - the result of which subsidizes the Yorktown operation.
A "compromise" might be attaching a cost effective "user fee" for the
service provided to the commercial enterprise. There are a lot of
public subsidies to private enterprise - like the building of roads in
National Forests, which are used by logging companies, and the cost of
which exceeds the fees paid for the "renewable resource" (trees) cut.
Or, the Nobel quality research that goes on as NIH which is unreimbursed
by pharmacuetical companies which use the results.