The financially struggling Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum has proposed a way to boost revenue for the historic landmark, but it could be just that–a proposal. Patriots Point’s plan could start with Boeing. After borrowing more than $9 million from the state, Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, near Charleston, is coming up with ways to keep the landmark alive.
As one of the largest tourist attractions in South Carolina, funding has been hard to come by, so the Patriots Point Board has proposed a new Boeing Pavilion. This pavilion would be a place for Boeing dignitaries to meet and hold conferences. It’s part of a plan that calls for the historic museum to make better use of the more than 300 acres it sits on. Besides the Boeing Pavilion, the plan proposes condos, exhibits and restaurants to be built near the museum to boost revenue.
However, the AP reports a Boeing spokesperson says they were never contacted about the pavilion, and they will not discuss it at this time.