Patriots Point Development Authority Announces Addition to Board of Directors

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has approved a recommendation from the state’s head of military operations, Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr., to appoint Richard Wilkerson, former chairman and president of Michelin North America, to the Patriots Point Development Authority’s (PPDA) Board of Directors. “Richard, with his vast experience as former President of Michelin North […]

Patriots Point’s 40th Anniversary Recognized by Town of Mt. Pleasant

The Mount Pleasant Town Council took time at their regular meeting on Monday, January 12, 2016 to congratulate Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on 40 years of successful operation and involvement in the community.  Patriots Point Development Authority Chairman Ray Chandler was joined by board members Lin Bennett, Susan Marlowe and Mt. Pleasant Mayor Linda Page […]

Patriots Point Invites Visitors To Pay What They Can Jan. 3 & 4

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will ask visitors to name their own admission price during the first weekend of 2015, January 3 and 4. This will be the fourth year the museum has offered a “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend. Instead of paying the standard admission and parking fees, guests are able to […]

Blue Angels over Charleston Harbor & USS Yorktown (CV-10)

The Blue Angels put on a dazzling display of airmanship today over Charleston Harbor and the USS Yorktown. The weather was beautiful, sunny, warm with a slight sea breeze out of the south. The harbor was teeming with small craft as sailboats and powerboats rode at anchor to enjoy the show in between two of […]

Bridge floats past Yorktown!

I don’t think this will happen again for a long time, but today a bridge floated by the Yorktown at Patriots Point. It is the replacement bridge for the old Ben Sawyer bridge linking Sullivan’s Island to mainland Mount Pleasant.  The original bridge was built during World War II and was made famous when Hurricane […]