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The “Floating White House” was originally commissioned the USCG Cutter Electra in 1934.  In 1936 it was renamed the USS Potomac and served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.

More than a quarter of a million people have visited and sailed aboard the former President’s beloved "Floating White House," the USS Potomac, since it opened to the public in the summer of 1995. $5 million was spent over a 12-year period to restore the 165-foot-long vessel as a memorial to the president who authored the New Deal and led the United States during the Great Depression and the World War II years. Join us aboard this National Historic Landmark for a cruise on the Bay.

 

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Weddings on the Ship

Picture your family and friends around you to witness the beginning of your life’s greatest adventure on one of the most beautiful wedding venues on the Bay. Have your ceremony dockside or while cruising beautiful San Francisco Bay.

For information or to schedule your wedding event, call 510-627-1667 or email:     dmschmid@usspotomac.org

 
 
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