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Presidential yacht
F.D.R.'s "Floating White House"

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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.





Dry docking is a very expensive US Coast Guard mandated and necessary requirement. We, at the Potomac Association, have worked very hard to raise the funds to cover these expenses.

However, we have fallen short.

We need help.

If you would like to help preserve this symbol of such an important part of America’s history and the man who led the way,

please click here and donate whatever you can. 


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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:




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The Potomac Association  is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Federal tax identification #93-0830589.
Address: 540 Water Street Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: 510-627-1215
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