USS Truxtun Association

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


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Shipmates,

I hope that we all have recovered from the dreaded “COVID” monster so it is now time to celebrate.

After a two-year hiatus we are off and running with our
2022 TRUXTUN Reunion. It will be held from 20-23 October 2022 in Portland, Maine.

Our host hotel will be the
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland, Maine (1050 Westbrook Street). The hotel has granted us “blanket” reservations, meaning we get the same rate for up to three days before and three days after the reunion. That way you can explore more on your own and be guaranteed a place to stay.

We have spent many hours trying to get things worked out after COVID shut down most of the nation but I think the results will yield a fun filled weekend of sightseeing and camaraderie with fellow shipmates and guests as well.

On Site Registration Check-in will open on Thursday October 20th at 10:00 in the Hospitality Room (Allagash Room). Lunch and dinner will be on your own.

Up early on
Friday October 21st with breakfast in the hotel in the Waypoint Restaurant. After breakfast leaving at 0900 for a tour of the Maine Maritime Museum. Then at noon we take a Shipyard/Lighthouse Cruise, followed by lunch, then heading to Freeport Village shopping area to include the famous L.L. Bean store. We should return back to the hotel in time for their “Reception” followed by dinner on your own.

Saturday October 22nd again will start with Breakfast at 06:30. Saturday’s tours include a Trolley ride to the downtown seaport area followed by lunch and then onto a Harbor cruise. We will return to the hotel approx. 15:30. At 16:00 ALL members must meet in the Hospitality Room for our Business Meeting. At this meeting we will elect new officers of the Association and pick our next (at least narrowed down to three) location for the 2024 reunion.

At approximately 18:00 make your way down to the
Katahdin Room for photos, socializing and our main Dinner Banquet which starts at 19:00. We ask that if you like bring a gift from your home state and we will have a gift exchange for all who participate (this is an optional gift, $20 maximum value).

Sunday October 23rd we will open the Hospitality Room at 06:00 for folks to gather for final goodbye’s until the next reunion.

Hope to see you in Portland,

PJ Byrne

President, USS TRUXTUN Association


president@truxtunassociation.org

(619) 804-5179


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




TImeline of the Reunion

Hospitality Room (Allagash Room) will open at 1000 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 2200.

A printable version of this timeline is available HERE.

Thursday 20 Oct:
1000 - 1800

1700 - 1830
Registration Check-In in Hospitality
Room (Allagash Room)
Reception sponsored by Embassy
Suites (Waypoint Restaurant)

Snacks and soft drinks will be available in the Hospitality Room

Lunch and Dinner on your own

HOTEL REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

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Friday 21 Oct:
0630

0700
0830

0900

1000
1200

1315 - 1430
1500 - 1700

1730
1700 - 1830

2200
Complimentary Breakfast in
Waypoint Restaurant
Hospitality Room Open
Muster in the Lobby for Maine
Maritime Museum Tour
Depart Hotel for Maine Maritime
Museum Tour
Arrive Maine Maritime Museum
Depart Museum for
Shipyard/Lighthouse Cruise
Lunch at “The Taste of Maine"
Freeport Village shopping
including LL Bean
Arrive back at Hotel
Reception sponsored by Embassy
Suites (Waypoint Restaurant)
Hospitality Room Closes

Snacks and soft drinks will be available in the Hospitality Room


Lunch and Dinner on your own


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Saturday 22 Oct:
0630

0700
0830
0900

1100 - 1230
1300 - 1445

1530
1600


1800

1900

2030
Complimentary Breakfast in
Waypoint Restaurant
Hospitality Room Open
Muster in the Lobby for Tour
Depart Hotel for Portland Land &
Sea Tour
Lunch at Saltwater Grille
Harbor Cruise (Heated
enclosed boat)
Arrive back at Hotel
Truxtun Association Business
Meeting in Hospitality Room
(ALL MEMBERS MUST ATTEND)
Pre-Banquet photos, cocktails, and
schmoozing in the main lobby
Reunion Buffet Dinner (Katahdin
Room)
Memorial Program / Gift Exchange

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Sunday 23 Oct:
0630

0700
0700 - 1200

1200
Complimentary Breakfast in
Waypoint Restaurant
Hospitality Room Open
Say Farewells until 2024 Reunion
in the Hospitality Room
Hospitality Room Closes
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Non-Tour Things to Do

For those who are looking for something to do, other than these tours, HERE is a printable list of food, attractions, and some amazing breweries. - courtesy of Mike Rovin
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Tour Detailed Information

Friday, 21 October 9am – 5:30pm
$150.00 per person: includes tours, lunch (Guide/Host gratuity NOT included)

Feel free to explore the links that have more detail

Depart Hotel at 9 am via Motor coach to Maine Maritime Museum

Shipyard & Lighthouse Cruise Board the enclosed boat 10:00, Cruise 10:30 am to 11:30 am
You'll be taking 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.

Tour of Maine Maritime Museum Roughly 11:30 am to 12:30pm
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.

Depart for Lunch 12:30 pm

Taste of Maine Restaurant 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Plated Lunch - Menu: Fried Haddock, Baked Shrimp & Haddock , Fried Shrimp, Grilled Chicken. Meals come with Caesar Salad, baked potato, vegetable, beverage, and strawberry shortcake.

Depart for Freeport Village 2:30 pm

Freeport Village 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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 only 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 Saltwater Grille - Menu:
Burger - 2 Fish Tacos - Haddock Sandwich - Lobster Roll - Turkey Sandwich
Kielbasa Dog - Veggie Burger - Clam Chowder - French Onion Soup
Chicken Caesar Salad - *** Coffee, Tea, and Soda Extra *** ALL SANDWICHES INCLUDE FRIES

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 now open by clicking on this LINK or by calling the hotel direct at (207) 775-2200, press "0" and talk to the hotel reservation desk. Make your reservation under the name USS TRUXTUN REUNION. There are 30 rooms blocked @ $219.00 per night (price good 3 days before and 3 days after reunion). Your credit card is required to hold the reservation, you may cancel up to 48 hours before your first night without charge, after that your cancellation fee will be one night's stay. Hilton Honors members may provide their membership number at the time of reservation.



Reunion Registration


Registration will be done by mail. Please download and print this FORM.

Mail the completed Registration Form with a check payable to David Holland at the address below by August 1, 2022:

David Holland
692 N Adele St, SPC 44
Orange, CA 92867
Attn: 2022 Truxtun Reunion