Another "must see" for history buffs visiting Charleston is the Naval and Maritime museum at Patriots Point, which is not a museum in the traditional sense. It is the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, the Cold War era submarmine Clamagore, and a reproduction of a Vietnam Naval support base.
There are several old planes on display onboard the Yorktown and Blaze loves planes and rockets, so once he got in this cockpit, it was hard to get him out again.
Feeding the Crew:
Aircraft Carriers are like floating cities, with dentists, doctors, a butcher, and a bakery.
Blaze briefing us on our next mission:
The aircraft carrier also contained a modern air-conditioned movie theater where we watched a History Channel documentary that used computer graphics to recreate the air battle that went on above the Destroyer Laffey during WWII. The Laffey, which was hit by 5 Kamikazes and 3 bombs, was known as "the ship that wouldn't die". After the movie, we were able to go look at the Laffey, which was docked nearby, but we were not able to board the ship.
The Submarine Clamagore:
DH really doesn't like enclosed places, so he really didn't like the submarine.