History is present: FDR’s floating White House bobs in the waters off Jack London Square

By Carl Nolte
San Francisco Chronicle, January 21, 202
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USS Potomac, once Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, moored at Jack London SquareOakland, California. Photo by: Chris Wood. Source.

The USS Potomac had a a big role in the New Deal. It was not just a yacht. A lot of serious presidential work was done on board the Potomac. The president could leave the White House and have policy discussions on board without interruption.

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