Not really. You can't expect the locals or the state to finance this type of operation. We have a lot of museum ships in the port of Baltimore, and they all are struggling to survive. Some of those are supported locally. When the nuclear submarine USS Baltimore was about to be scrapped in 2000, 2001, and I tried to raise some interest to not allow that to happen, I was told, in essence: "Forget it, Helen. We're not going to put any more money in any museum ships."
I attended the meeting of the Steamship Historical Society of America, and members were bemoaning the lack of interest in maritime history by younger people. Is there a way to spark interest?