2021 Reunion – Buffalo, New York
Ahoy USS Goldsborough Shipmates and friends,
What a year so far. We hope everyone is getting through this pandemic without serious issues. We have been waiting a little to get the reunion for this fall set up, to see what it will look like this September. Still not sure. The hotel is still going be the Millenium in Buffalo. The room rate has been reduced to $99 which includes breakfast for up to 2. We hope to do basically the same itinerary we had planned for last year. I have talked to the hotel and they are just starting to get back to somewhat normal and should be no issues there. The company I was dealing with for busses is out of business so I am working with the Visitors Bureau to get the trips and transportation set up again. As soon as we receive this information, registration forms with this info will be sent. It doesn’t look like the cost will change much. They are looking forward to getting back in business too, so I don’t see much change. The reunion is scheduled for September 26-30, 2021. The Itinerary is below subject to change. Make sure to get the dates on your calendar. Everyone please stay safe and we hope to see you in Buffalo, NY. this fall.
The tentative POD is:
Sunday, September 26th: Registration in Hospitality Room – Snacks and sea stories
Monday, September 27th: Boat ride on the historic Erie Canal followed by lunch. Niagara Falls tour, ride on the Maid of the Mist for an up-close look at the falls and a stop at Goat Island to view the Horseshoe Falls.
Tuesday, September 28th: Tour Buffalo Naval & Military Park with memorial service on the USS Little Rock. Trip to the Made In America store for lunch and shopping. Buffalo city highlights tour.
Wednesday, September 29th: Free day. Optional chocolate & wine tour – additional cost of $50.00 per person.
Tour includes visit to Platter’s Chocolate Factory, lunch on your own in the historic Village of Lewiston, Honeymoon Trail Winery to taste four wines and Niagara Landing Wine Cellars for an opportunity to taste 6 wines. Tour is limited to the first 29 attendees.
Thursday, September 30th: U.S.S. Goldsborough Association Annual Meeting commences at 9:00am. Meeting usually lasts 1.5 hours. Discussions of old business, new business, etc. Evening banquet at approximately 6:00 pm followed by auction. (Remember to bring items from your home state for the auction on Thursday evening.)
Friday, October 1st: Farewell
Please stay safe and keep in touch with friends and shipmates.
Bill Biller , HT2 77-81
USS Goldsborough Association Treasurer