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Laborfest: Tour FDR Pres. Yacht, USS Potomac
Date Wednesday July 10
Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at 540 Water Street, Oakland. Parking Washington Street Garage between 2nd and Embarcadero Streets, one block from the Potomac.
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
USS Potomac Dockside Tour
Free – Age 12 and under; $10 age 13-59, $8–Seniors age 60 and over
The “Floating White House” was originally commissioned the USCG Cutter Electra in 1934. In 1936 it was renamed the USS Potomac and served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945. More than a quarter of a million people have visited and sailed aboard the former President’s beloved "Floating White House," the USS Potomac, since it opened to the public in the summer of 1995. $5 million was spent over a 12-year period to restore the 165-foot-long vessel as a memorial to the president who authored the New Deal and led the United States during the Great Depression and the World War II years. Local labor unions were heavily involved in the restoration effort. Come aboard this National Historic Landmark for a 45 minute Docent-lead Dockside tour.
See also:
http://www.usspotomac.org/contact/
http://www.laborfest.net/2013/2013schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 25th, 2013 10:37 PM
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