The USS Potomac is the only fully operational presidential yacht open to the public in the United States.
It was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's floating white house from 1936 to 1945. President Roosevelt did great things for our country. He established Social Security, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and helped form the United Nations. He saw the United States through the Great Depression and WWII. He funded programs that eradicated polio, and he repealed prohibition.
We at the Potomac Association work hard to keep Roosevelt's legacy alive by keeping his presidential yacht up and running as a fully operational floating classroom and museum. The Association is dedicated to preserving and teaching the importance and the impact of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt era.
We educate over 2,000 students a year who visit us. They are mostly 4th and 5th graders studying U.S. History. In 2016 we also hosted kids from the Firefighter’s Institute burn camp and kids from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital - Oakland.
This fundraising effort is for our upcoming mandatory dry docking costs. This dry docking is a regulatory requirement so that we can keep the USS Potomac afloat and continue to preserve and share this wonderful piece of U.S. history with you; the public.
The Potomac Association has 1 full-time employee. Several part-time, paid personnel and about 65 active volunteers do the remainter of the Association's work. We receive no governmental or public funding of any kind. Our funding comes from people like you who visit us for tours, join us on our public S.F. Bay cruises, charter us for private events, or donate to us.
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