Shipmates! Update #1 on the 2020 Reunion in Boston is attached. This is some travel and hotel information. Reservations can be made now and is recommended. Please let us know if you and any guests are planning on attending so we can get a rough count to proceed with other events. firstname.lastname@example.org Spread the word!
Welcome to the first update to the Reunion being planned for October 9-11, 2020
We have had “Miller Mayhem” in Long Island and “Wacko in Waco”, Texas. Now we have “Mass Madness” in Boston. Important information is below.
Boston traffic can be a headache, so we have planned the reunion so you do not need to drive around. You can park Flagship Wharf Garage, 8th Street, at a reduced rate for the hotel and leave it. You can fly in and use water transportation to the yard. You can take Amtrak and public transportation options to get to the yard. Camping has been asked about, if you are allowed, Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford has family camping then drive in daily. Wampatuck State Park in Hingham has sites. You can then drive to the MBTA Water Ferry in Hingham. Park for $2 a day (PaybyPhone App site 4438) multiple days OK. Then take the water shuttle at Long Wharf from downtown to Charlestown. The hotel is easily walkable from the dock.
TRANSPORTATION: Flying; Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Shuttle bus (free) to the water transportation dock (Bus 66). Take the water taxi to Charlestown Navy Yard ($13) We will seek a group rate. There is a phone/radio to call them if needed on the head of the dock.
LODGING: The Constitution Inn, 150 3rd Ave., Boston, MA 02129 (Charlestown Navy Yard) 617-241-8400 www.constitutioninn.org RATE: $129.00 per night. The best deal in the area. Doubles or Singles the same rate
DATES BLOCKED: We have a block of rooms reserved 8-13 October, 2020. You can come early and stay late. Please contact Narthis directly and get the group rate. Sales Manager: Narthis Warren 617-286-1209 email@example.com
GROUP NAME: USS Miller Reunion Confirmation Number 327323 Individual Pay
EMAIL THE COMMITTEE CONTACT: MillerReunionDEFF1091@gmail.com Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can get a rough count. Including guests!
We will be updating a lot more information as we firm things up. Right now in the works: Group Dinner Saturday night the 10th Possibly a Harbor Dinner Cruise, Commandants House in “The Yard”, restaurant options Tours of the CONSTITUTION, Constitution Museum and USS CASSIN YOUNG Walk the “Freedom Trail” on your own. This includes Bunker Hill and Museum, Paul Revere House, The North End with lots of restaurants, Old North Church, and the Burial Ground with the final resting place of our Revolutionary Forefathers. And much more.
FINALLY on Update #1: We will be doing some fundraising to help defray costs and pay for deposits as needed. Even if you cannot attend, we hope to get some items of interest to the Crew of DE/FF-1091 to purchase! An update will let all know of the “GoFundMe” set up. We also have a checking account set up that can accept electronic “bill payments” or mail to the Committee. Email us and we will send it out.
We are looking forward to making this a great event!
Mailing Address: U.S.S. Miller Reunion 2020
C/O Warren Smith
105 Furnace Lane
Pembroke, MA 02359
Your Committee: Warren “Buzz” Smith Brad Preston Jude Anselme Jimmy Kellett