Teaching about shipwrecks and how to salvage historical marine artifacts would be the key to a successful marine archeology center at Fort Butts, Rhode Island’s director of tourism said this week.

“If your museum becomes a teaching place … I think that’s where your money is,” said Mark Brodeur, state director of tourism at the R.I. Economic Development Corporation. “It will be more than just the $5 paid to come into the museum. You could actually teach the science of recovery. It becomes much more than just a place where stuff is at.”

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