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

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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