Sat Dec 15 2018

5:00 PM

USS Potomac

540 Water Street Oakland, CA 94604

$60.00 - $65.00

Ages 18+

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See the lights of the San Francisco Bay on board the USS Potomac. Kick off the Holidays with this special two hour event. Featuring Carolers, Wine, Hors d'oeuvres, Desserts and Good Cheer!

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  • USS Potomac

    USS Potomac

    Cruise/Sightseeing

    The USS Potomac was built in 1934 as the Coast Guard cutter Electra. The 165-foot vessel, displacing 416 tons with cruising speeds of 10 to 13 knots, was commissioned as a U.S. Navy vessel in 1936, renamed the USS Potomac, and served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.

    After FDR’s death in April 1945, the Potomac began a long and ignominious decline from her former role in world affairs. After many adventures and many owners – including Elvis Presley at one point – she was seized in 1980 in San Francisco as a front for drug smugglers - impounded at Treasure Island, she sank. The ship was raised and unceremoniously dumped on the East Bay Estuary where she sat abandoned and rotting. A week away from being sold as scrap the ship was rescued by the Port of Oakland and the process of restoration was begun.

    Since it opened to the public in the summer of 1995, more than a quarter of a million people have visited and sailed aboard former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's beloved "Floating White House," the USS Potomac.  $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.

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limit 10 per person
Adults

$65.00
Couples (for 2 people)
Couple Ticket $120 for 2 Tickets - $60 each
2 for 120
$60.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Tickets are refundable with 30 days notice prior to event. Tickets are transferable to another available cruise if used within one year of event date.

Fa-la-la Holiday Cruise

Sat Dec 15 2018 5:00 PM

USS Potomac Oakland CA
Fa-la-la Holiday Cruise

$60.00 - $65.00 Ages 18+

See the lights of the San Francisco Bay on board the USS Potomac. Kick off the Holidays with this special two hour event. Featuring Carolers, Wine, Hors d'oeuvres, Desserts and Good Cheer!

USS Potomac

USS Potomac

Cruise/Sightseeing

The USS Potomac was built in 1934 as the Coast Guard cutter Electra. The 165-foot vessel, displacing 416 tons with cruising speeds of 10 to 13 knots, was commissioned as a U.S. Navy vessel in 1936, renamed the USS Potomac, and served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.

After FDR’s death in April 1945, the Potomac began a long and ignominious decline from her former role in world affairs. After many adventures and many owners – including Elvis Presley at one point – she was seized in 1980 in San Francisco as a front for drug smugglers - impounded at Treasure Island, she sank. The ship was raised and unceremoniously dumped on the East Bay Estuary where she sat abandoned and rotting. A week away from being sold as scrap the ship was rescued by the Port of Oakland and the process of restoration was begun.

Since it opened to the public in the summer of 1995, more than a quarter of a million people have visited and sailed aboard former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's beloved "Floating White House," the USS Potomac.  $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.

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Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
Adults
$65.00
Couples (for 2 people)
Couple Ticket $120 for 2 Tickets - $60 each
2 for 120
$60.00

Delivery Method

Mail
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Tickets are refundable with 30 days notice prior to event. Tickets are transferable to another available cruise if used within one year of event date.