National Register of Historic Places in Alameda County
The USS Potomac is one of three surviving major vessels used as presidential yachts.
The Potomac served only one president, President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1936 and 1945. She was a major symbol of his presidency. Briefings, meetings, and decisions were made on board. She provided transportation to a rendezvous with Winston Churchill to arrange the Atlantic Charter in 1940.
Restored to her 1939 appearance, she is a working museum vessel.
Adapted from the National Register Statement of Significance for the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac
The San Francisco Bay Area Maritime Trail