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Portland, ME - 20th to 23rd of October, 2022

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I surely hope everyone is remaining safe and healthy during this trying time.

Based on the uncertainty of this COVID pandemic, as well as the status of where this country is headed after everyone gets the vaccine the USS TRUXTUN ASSOCIATION Board of Directors (Present and Past Presidents) the decision had been made to postpone once again our Portland, Maine reunion until 2022.

The hotel and the tour companies are still willing to entertain us in 2022. The pricing currently will be the same as it would have been for 2020, however economics will have to be considered. Hopefully I can get them to commit around January 2022.

We will be working on a couple of ZOOM meetings, chat sessions etc. with all the association members interested in the coming months. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook pages for more information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the information below.

Once again, until our next reunion God Speed.

PJ Byrne

President, USS TRUXTUN Association

(619) 804-5179

Updates and announcements will also be sent to shipmates by email if you add your name to the Truxtun Shipmate eList HERE .


Hospitality Room (Katahdin Room) will open at 1200 on Thursday, October 20th for reunion check-in, refreshments and will remain open until 2100. After that it will be open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 21-22-23 October, at 0700 daily and remain open until 2100.

Thursday 20 Oct:

1200           Registration Opens Embassy Suites Hospitality Room (Katahdin Room)
Lunch and Dinner on your own


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Friday 21 Oct:

0630 - 0730   Buffet Breakfast
0900               Bus Tour to Maine Maritime Museum (departs from hotel)
1000 - 1200   Tour of the Maine Maritime Museum
1200 - 1300   Shipyard Lighthouse Cruise
1315 - 1430   Lunch at “The Taste of Maine”
1500 - 1700   LL Bean and numerous outlet stores
1730               Arrive back at Hotel
Dinner on your own

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Saturday 22 Oct:

0630 - 0730   Buffet Breakfast
0700              Hospitality Room Opens
0830              Trolley tour of Portland (departs from hotel)
0900 - 1045   Guided tour of the City of Portland
1100 - 1230   Lunch at DiMillos
1300 - 1445   Harbor Lights and Shipyard boat cruise
1530              Arrive back at Hotel
1600 - xxxx    Business Meeting in the Hospitality Room (ALL MEMBERS SHOULD ATTEND)
1800 - 1900   No Host Bar. Photos and socializing
1900              Buffet Dinner is served

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Sunday 23 Oct:

0630 - 0730   Buffet Breakfast
0700              Hospitality Room Opens
0800 – xxxx   Goodbyes until the next reunion.
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Tour Detailed Information

Friday, 21 October 9am – 5:30pm
$105.00 per person: includes tours, lunch, and gratuity

Feel free to explore the links that have more detail

Depart Hotel at 9am via Motor coach

Tour of Maine Maritime Museum (Roughly 10am-12pm)
Located on the banks of the Kennebec River, the museum depicts Maine’s shipbuilding industry from the 1600s to the present. We will have a guided overview of the grounds before exploring on our own the numerous hands-on exhibits, boat-building demonstrations, lobstering exhibit, and a special lighthouse exhibit (view from the top of the lighthouse without climbing any stairs). A Victorian shipbuilder’s home is also on the grounds of an historic shipyard. Most of the shipyards original buildings, plus tools and equipment, are on view. In the center of the yard, a full-scale metal sculpture of the schooner Wyoming’s bow and stern gives visitors a sense of the enormous size of the ship.

Shipyard & Lighthouse Cruise (enclosed boat) (12-1pm)
A one-hour cruise on the Kennebec River, near where it meets the Atlantic. We will explore the Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today. We will cruise past Bath Iron Works for a spectacular view of the Navy’s most advanced ships under construction, then cruise downriver for a water view of the museum’s historic Percy & Small Shipyard and a close-up look at two lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights, as well as landmarks, islands, and the sea birds on this narrated cruise.

Taste of Maine Restaurant (1:15-2:30pm)
Plated Lunch - Menu: Baked Shrimp & Haddock , Fried Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, 6oz Sirloin, or Pot Roast

Freeport Village (3-5pm)
The home of L.L. Bean, numerous outlet stores, and local shops.

Saturday, 22 October 9am – 3:30pm
$95.00 per person: includes tours, lunch, and gratuity

PLEASE RESERVE THIS TOUR EARLY - There are 35 seats available in one trolley. If those are filled we need to pay a large non-refundable deposit in order to add another well in advance.

Feel free to explore the links that have more detail

Depart Hotel at 9am via Trolley

Portland City and Lighthouse Tour
Pick-up at hotel around 9:00am and conduct our Portland City and Lighthouse Tour. This a one- hour and 45-minute narrated trolley tour of Portland, its various neighborhoods and most famous sites and it also stops at Portland Head Light lighthouse for about 30 minutes.

Long Wharf
This trolley tour will end at Long Wharf, which is central to the Old Port area of town.
Plated Lunch at DiMillos - Menu:
Appetizer: NE Clam Chowder - French Onion Soup - Salad
Entree: Maine Lobster Roll - Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast - Grilled Salmon
Dessert: Mouse Parfait - Bread Pudding - Blueberry Cobbler

Harbor Lights and Sights Tour
The enclosed boat cruise also departs from Long Wharf, usually at about 1:00pm. This is the Harbor Lights and Sights Cruise, which is also a one-hour and 45 minutes narrated cruise that goes by several lighthouses, some Civil War-era forts, and through the islands. The tour will end at about 2:45pm and the trolley would transport us back to the hotel.

Hotel Registration Information

The committee has chosen the Embassy Suites by Hilton, located at the airport. Hotel reservations will be open early in 2022

Reunion Registration will open when tour and hotel bookings are re-established

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