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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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 -
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
2575 Lockemeade Way
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
|Harold & Edna
1831 Duke of York Quay
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
|Cal & Joyce
1321 Porchers Bluff Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
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