US LIFE SAVING SERVICE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2023

Hotel Room Block: Courtyard Portsmouth*

1000 Market St. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

*Discounted room rate ends Sept. 1

Wednesday, September 20th:  Arrival.  No events planned.  Check into hotel.

Thursday 21st:  Bus departs hotel. Visit active duty Station Portsmouth Harbor. Box lunch. 1st District speaker. Afternoon bus to visit Biddeford Pool stations. Dinner on your own in Portsmouth.

Friday 22nd:  Bus to visit Traip Academy wooden boat building class.  See kids in action!  On to Lowell’s Boat Shop, Amesbury, MA. Tour oldest boat building shop in USA.  Lunch on your own in Newburyport.  Visit Custom House Museum. Visit active duty Merrimack River station for boat tour. Presentation on famous wrecks and rescues. Bus back to Portsmouth and hotel. Bus to and from dinner / auction at Atlantic Grill.

Saturday 23rd: Boat trip to Wood Island Station.  Association business meeting in morning. Box lunch. Speakers mid-day and afternoon.  Hull presentation of glass slides. Vickie Stevens to present.  Wreck pole drill.  Launch / boat rides on Mervin Roberts. Evening cocktails. Dinner at Wentworth By The Sea for USLSSHA Board members. Other conferees on their own for dinner.

Sunday 24th:  Morning. Bus ride to visit Riverside Graveyard in New Castle.  Service to place markers at grave stone of George and Charles Ricker and other notable Wood Island Station surfmen and keepers.