The USS Potomac was first commissioned "The Coast Guard Cutter Electra" on June 30, 1934. She was subsequently re-commissioned "The USS Potomac" in 1936, after being chosen to become the Presidential Yacht, enjoyed by then president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As Roosevelt's "Floating White House" the Potomac is docked in Jack London Square. The history tour will include the story of the ups and downs (literally) of the ship, how it was adapted to serve the needs of a physically handicapped President and all the while, we will be enjoying the very special views one can only get from the waters of the San Francisco Bay.
Be sure to bring sunglasses, a jacket and a cap or hat that will not blow off and land in the water. Binoculars and cameras are also a good idea. We will meet at the dock at Jack London Square no later than 10:00 am. We will complete the tour at approximately 12:30 pm. Lunch will be available at area restaurants of your choice.
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Directions: Check GPS for directions from your home to the ship or contact Judy Hardardt
ParkingWashington Street Garage between 2nd and Embarcadero Streets, one block from the Potomac.
AccessThe Presidential Yacht Potomac does not fully comply with the facility access standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The facility allows limited access for the mobility impaired. Potomac docents or staff are available to provide access assistance to mobility-impaired individuals when the vessel is open to the public.