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POTOMAC (Presidential Yacht)

Oakland, California
County of Alameda.
FDR Memorial Pier, Jack London Square
National Register Number: 87000068
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel.
Congressional District: CA-9 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: History cruises and dockside tours available. 510/627-1502.
Web Site: www.usspotomac.org/.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 14, 1990):
One of three surviving major vessels used as presidential yachts, Potomac served only one president. She was used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1936-1945 and was a major symbol of his presidency; briefings, meetings, and decisions were made on board, and she provided transportation to a rendezvous with Winston Churchill to arrange the Atlantic Charter in 1940. Restored to her 1939 appearance, she is a working museum vessel.


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