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USS Potomac Presidential Yacht, San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
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TSCV06P14_13B
Title:
USS Potomac Presidential Yacht, San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
Built: 1934 (as the Coast Guard cutter Electra)
Length: 165-foot
Weight: 376 gross tons
Speed: 10 to 13 knots
This ship was commissioned as a U.S. Navy vessel in 1936. It was renamed the USS Potomac and served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential yacht until his death in 1945. This ship is now a National Historic Landmark.

540 Water St. near Jack London Square in Oakland.
Dockside Tours are held on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
Reservations are required for group tours of 10 or more; please call 510-627-1215 for information.
Two-Hour History Cruises on the San Francisco Bay are also available April-October, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00am and starting July 10, also at 1:30pm.
There is a fee - advance ticket purchase is recommended. Call 866-468-3399 for more information.
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San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Suspension Bridge, Landmark, Interstate Highway I-80, Transportation, Span, Power Boat, Small Craft, Boating, Transportation, Vessel, Maritime, history, archives
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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