SC maritime museum seeks public input on future

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - A male Statue of Liberty and a monument to mark the signing of the ordinance of secession have both been suggested for the future of a South Carolina site.

Those and other ideas are scheduled for discussion on Tuesday as the Patriots Point Development Authority holds a session to hear ideas from the public for the naval and maritime museum.

Officials from the museum will hear from the public during a meeting in Mount Pleasant.

The museum is best known as the home of the aircraft carrier Yorktown and recently received a $9.2 million loan to repair the World War II-era destroyer Laffey.

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