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USS TRITON (SS201)

 

 

USS TRITON (SSN586)

 

TRITON JOINT NEWSLETTER MARCH, 2007

 

Shipmates make preparations to get underway, the site selection and initial planning is complete for another great reunion.  Are you ready?  Start making plans now to attend our 2008 Joint SSN586/SS201 Reunion at Charleston, South Carolina.
Harold Weston and I (Henry Jackson) and our wives were graciously hosted by Cal and Joyce Cochrane during our February visit.  We acquired preliminary information from the Charleston Convention Bureau and contacted suitable hotels in the historic area as to availabilities in the fall 2008 time frame.  We focused on the historic area to facilitate convenience to the many attractions in this area (this was a major point discussed in our 2006 Business Meeting).
We sure hope that you are as EXCITED as we are!  The Embassy Suites is a “Landmark of Luxury”, and is a Historic Charleston Landmark in that it is one of the original Citadel Buildings that has been totally redone and is now a lovely hotel.

The following is a brief overview of the REUNION:

REUNION DATES: SEPTEMBER 3-7, 2008 (WED - SUN).  We had to negotiate on dates to receive what we consider a reasonable price package for the reunion.  The reunion host hotel is:

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL, 337 MEETING STREET, CHARLESTON, SC 29403 Phone: 843-723-6900 Web Site: http://www.embassysuites.com    Embassey Suite Flyers

SUITES:  We reserved a block of 75 rooms (Single & Double) at a rate of $139.00 + 12.5% local taxes and fees.  These rates are offered, based on availability, 2 days before and 2 days after reunion.  This includes a free full breakfast and free cocktail hour in the afternoon.  Reservations:  Phone: 843-723-6900 Fax: 843-723-6938 E-mail: Reservations@charleston-hotels.net

PLEASE NOTE:  A typical suite in this hotel can be up $269.00 per night.  Please make your plans early and let me (Henry Jackson) know as soon as possible, in case we need to extend our block of rooms.  Our confirmation agreement requires a 90% guarantee.  If our block-of-rooms are not reserved by JUNE 1, 2008, we will release the remaining rooms.  CUTOFF DATE FOR OUR REUNION RESERVATIONS IS MAY 31, 2008

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

WEDNESDAY (9/3/08) – CHECK IN – HOSPITALITY ROOM IN THE CITADEL GREEN SOUTH ROOM

THURSDAY (9/4/08) – TODAY IS A FREE DAY PLEASE ENJOY HISTORIC CHARLESTON              

 6:00 – 8:00 PM – SOCIAL HOUR IN THE ATRIUM – COCKTAILS, TEA, COFFEE, HEAVY HOR DORVES

FRIDAY (9/5/08) –  BELL CEREMONY ON BOARD USS CLAMAGORE (SS343) AT PATRIOTS POINT (CAL IS WORKING ON TRANSPORTATION DETAILS, BUS OR BOAT)

SATURDAY (9/6/08) - 9AM - BUSINESS MEETING
FREE TIME
PM - BANQUET,DINNER, DANCING, ETC. IN THE COLONIAL BALLROOM EAST & WEST. Edna May & Lee negotiated with the Caterer and we have managed to keep the cost of the Banquet at $30.00 per person.  Menu will be detailed in future newsletters.  

SUNDAY (9/7/08) - CHECK OUT

PARKING: There is a City of Charleston Parking Deck adjacent to the hotel.  The cost is $12.00 per day.

TRANSPORATION IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT:  For a cost of $4.00 per day DASH TROLLEYS run a circuitous route on Meeting and King Streets thru the Historic District.  The Charleston Visitors Center is in the block adjacent to the hotel.  Dash and Tours are available at the Visitors Center

COMMENT;   During the 2006 Business Meeting we heard loud and clear that you wanted more free time and social time.  As many of you have expressed, TRITON enjoyed a close knit crew and we endeavor to provide a reunion enhancing the true meaning of being a TRITON Shipmate!  We minimized busing/group travel and hope that you enjoy all that Charleston has to offer.

BRIEF LIST OF ATTRACTIONS:

Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley – Warren Lasch Conservation Center located on Charleston’s old Naval Base (For Tickets call: 1-877-448-6539).

PATRIOTS POINT:  USS YORKTOWN (CV10), USS CLAMAGORE (SS343), USS LAFFEY (DD742), COAST GUARD CUTTER - INGHAM (WHEC35) – http://www.PatriotsPoint.org  1-866-831-1720

FORT SUMTER – Patriots Point & Fort Sumter are accessible by car or by water via Fort Sumter Tours, Harbor Tours on the Carolina Belle or the Charleston Water Taxi.

THE CITADEL:  The Campus is open to visitors daily from 8am to 6pm, Dress parades held almost every Friday during the college year beginning at 3:45.

SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM:  Open every day – Info: 843-720-1990 Advance Tickets: 843-579-8600

HISTORIC CITY & PLANTATION TOURS:  www.historictoursofcharleston.com  - 843-577-3311                                                                                     www.grayline.com   - 843-722-4444

CARRIAGE TOURS OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT:   Old South Carriage Tours – 843-723-9712

GHOST TOURS & HISTORIC CHARLESTON WALKING TOUR:   www.bulldogtours.com 843-722-tour

THE MARKET:   Tourist Trap Galore – Bring Money!

Future NEWS LETTERS will contain DEADLINES, UPDATED DETAILS and ITEMS available at THE TRITON SHIPS STORE.

 

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We are very receptive to any ideas, thoughts or concerns that you may have in regards to making our forthcoming reunion a success and fun time for all.  If you would like to make a recommendation, suggestion or discuss any of the information that we have presented, we may be reached as follows:

Henry & Lee Jackson  

2575 Lockemeade Way

Lawrenceville, GA 30043 

 Email: henryjak@bellsouth.net 

 Phone:  770-682-7935  

Harold & Edna May Weston 

1831 Duke of York Quay 

Virginia Beach, VA 23454 

heweston@verizon.net

757-481-5557 

Cal & Joyce Cochrane 

1321 Porchers Bluff Rd. 

  Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

 cochranecal@aol.com 

 843-884-7330    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

We’re eagerly looking forward to a GREAT REUNION and especially looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.  Please make every effort to attend and let’s have some fun enjoying our submarine heritage while taking in Historic Charleston!
 

PRIDE RUNS DEEP


THE REUNION COMMITTEE

 

 

Henry Jackson
YNC(SS), USN(Ret)
 Chairman 
 Harold Weston
MMCM(SS), USN(Ret)
Vice Chairman
Cal Cochrane
MMCS(SS), USN(Ret)
Vice Chairman

                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                           

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