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#923579 - 03/27/06 08:58 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Which airport to fly into? Boston? and how long of a drive is it to Haverhill? Ann Arbor area...plan on flying in on Monday, out on Wednesday.
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#923580 - 03/27/06 09:30 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Jeffo Offline
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Loc: Massachusetts
I would check to see if you can fly into Manchester New Hampshire to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city and the bumper to bumper stop and go traffic of Boston.

Boston to Haverhill is about 50 minutes if no traffic. With traffic you should be able to make it in oh say under 2 hours. LOL

Manchester New Hampshire to Haverhill is about the same at 45 minutes but you would have a better shot at avoiding bumper to bumper traffic.
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#923581 - 03/30/06 09:04 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
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Hi Frank
Looks like 4 from Cape Cod if you can squeeze us in. If not put us on the alternate list.
Always a great day.
Best
Jeremy Gloo
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#923582 - 04/01/06 10:07 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
tonyf Offline
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Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 226
Loc: upstate, NY
Frank:
Have to bow out of the M & H tour for myself and my wife due to a big work project nad will be out of town that week and the week before. Hope you all have a great time. TONYF

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#923583 - 04/05/06 12:46 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
I. Bruton Offline
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Registered: 10/20/04
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Loc: Raleigh
Can anyone supply driving directions from I-95?

Also, are there any hotels in Haverhill that won't cost an arm and a leg? This stop is only part of an extended two-city vacation. So, I don't want to waste a lot of money.

Thanks.
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#923584 - 04/05/06 06:13 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Larry Buck Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
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Loc: Lowell MA
From the intersection of 95/495

Take 495 S

Travel maybe 10 to 15 minutes and take rt97 toward Haverhill.

I don't remember the exact milage, maybe 2 to 3 miles and you will be going slightly downhill to a rotary.

Entering the rotary at 6 ocklock, you will exit approxamitly 11. There will be a gas station on your right.

You will go under a rail road bridge.

Very quickly you will see Duncan St on the right. Take that right. This brick mill bldg is the corner of the Mason and Hamlin factory. You will follow Duncan St along the plant, the entrance is at the far end of the bldg on the left.


BTW, where will you be before as you are heading up to the factory?

There are other ways to get to the factory, depending on your starting point.
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#923585 - 04/05/06 10:04 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
I. Bruton Offline
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Loc: Raleigh
Thanks Larry!

I'll be leaving from the Raleigh area on Monday and returning on Wednesday. After a few days at home, we'll fly out (with the kids) to San Diego for some family fun.
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#923586 - 04/05/06 06:03 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Larry Buck Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
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Loc: Lowell MA
I Bruton,

Let me know where you will be staying. There are several ways to get to the factory. All fairly easy.

Depending on where you are staying, there may be a quicker route.

If you are staying South of the city, there is definately a better way.
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#923587 - 04/09/06 05:48 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
For those of you that are travelling to the Haverhill area and need a place to stay, there's a Comfort Suites Hotel located not too far from the factory. It is located just off Route 495 at exit 48. Route 110/113 Westgate exit. You can see a car dealership and shopping plaza at the exit. The hotel is on Bank Road behind the dealership.

Comfort Suites
(978) 374-7755
(978) 521-1894
106 Bank Rd
Haverhill, MA 01832


To get to the Factory from there, take a right out of the hotel, stay straight through under the railroad bridge, and take a left on to Essex Street (in the square across from the music store). Take a right on Locke Street, and a left on Dunkin. The factory is on the right hand side.

If anyone needs local directions, email me for my telephone number. I live in the city about three miles from the factory in the Riverside section.

John
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#923588 - 04/09/06 06:16 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Sushi Offline
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Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 52
Loc: East Bay, CA
Frank,

Sorry...I have to cancel and wait for the next opportunity. Too much work project due to merger.

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#923589 - 04/13/06 11:23 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
bluemountain Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 37
Loc: MA
Frank,

I am afraid we won't be able to make it either - we'll be busy moving.

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#923590 - 04/15/06 08:11 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
lilylady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4977
Loc: boston north
Monster...

As well, there is the Peace Airport in Portsmouth NH. A short drive to Haverhill.

http://www.allegiantair.com/?gclid=CPyL8PfwroQCFRpSFQodxD1A-Q

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#923591 - 04/15/06 10:33 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
 Quote:
Originally posted by I. Bruton:
Can anyone supply driving directions from I-95?

Also, are there any hotels in Haverhill that won't cost an arm and a leg? This stop is only part of an extended two-city vacation. So, I don't want to waste a lot of money.

Thanks. [/b]
I posted a previous note on the Comfort Suites. They're not too expensive and not too far away from "The Factory"

To get to Haverhill from Route 95 South or North:

Take Route 95 to the Route 133 - Rowley/Georgetown exit.

Head towards Georgetown.
Watch your speed, and do EXACTLY the speed limit.

At the set of lights in Georgetown center, stay straight ahead towards Groveland. This is now Route 97.

Follow Route 97, it dips, twists and winds into Groveland center. Again keep an eye on your speed because the cops are waiting everywhere to ticket.

Just on the other side of Groveland center, cross the bridge over the Merrimack River. You are now in Haverhill, and about a mile from my house.

Keep to the left at the flashing light. There will be a shopping plaza on the left and a stadium down a bit next to a park.

Stay straight at the set of lights.

At the next set of lights, with a bike shop on the right, stay straight on Ginty Boulevard.

At the next set of lights at Main Street, stay straight on to Bailey Boulevard.

At the next set of light, stay straight on to Walnut street. Make a right on to Locust.

Go up 1 block, and make a left on to Orchard Street. Stay straight through the next intersection, and the M&H factory is on your right.

Email me for my telephone number if you need additional help.

John
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#923592 - 04/15/06 10:34 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Frank,

Add in Virginia Prescott.

She'll be coming after all.

John
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#923593 - 04/15/06 10:07 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Palindrome Offline
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Registered: 12/22/01
Posts: 3914
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
Sorry to have to opt out at this late time but due to family problems won't be able to come.

Jim
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#923594 - 04/16/06 12:29 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank
To date.......
Tony Halter
John Makely
Ed Bonacci
John Williams
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#923595 - 04/19/06 09:57 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank--
Please add Brenda Halter to the tour list. Thanks.
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#923596 - 04/19/06 12:29 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
I. Bruton Offline
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Registered: 10/20/04
Posts: 861
Loc: Raleigh
Oh...my...

Frank,

I have to cancel this portion of my trip. I am so sorry as I was really looking forward to it. It seems that I have triple-booked myself for May 2nd. Please put my name on next year's list.

Thanks,
Isaac
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#923597 - 04/20/06 11:37 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank....
Please add Roberta Lang to the tour list. Thanks.
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#923598 - 04/22/06 07:05 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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Updated 04/22/06.

SEE Start of This Thread! [/b]

If you signed up to attend, PLEASE make sure you have sent me your:
~ Forums Name
~ Forums Number
~ Real Name (Mason & Hamlin needs this)
~ Location (we like to know where people are coming in from).

webmaster@pianoworld.com (subject line: Mason & Hamlin Tour 2006)

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#923599 - 04/24/06 07:38 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank---
Please add Marilyn and Keith Harrison to the tour list. Thanks.
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#923600 - 04/24/06 04:13 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank----
All the folks I have posted are from Cape Cod. If you need the towns let me know. Ed Bonacci is a memeber (Ed B).
Jeremy
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#923601 - 04/24/06 04:15 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
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Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
I wonder if memeber means the same as member????
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#923602 - 04/25/06 05:31 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank...
Just got a phone call from the Harrisons. They will not be able to attend the tour. (Marilyn and Keith Harrison) She said put them on the list for next year.
Jeremy
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#923603 - 04/25/06 07:47 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
CTPianotech Offline
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Loc: CT
I saw my name on the list! \:\) --I made it! and I'm excited to go!

See you all there!

Rich \:\)
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#923604 - 04/26/06 06:53 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Loc: Canton, MI
Frank, my wife (+1) will NOT be able to attend, BUT I WILL BE THERE can't wait.

Monster M&H
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#923605 - 05/01/06 08:57 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline



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Bumping.

Tour is tomorrow ... Tuesday May 2, 2006.

See start of this thread for details.
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