Presidential Yacht Sequoia barged to yard for full restoration

Presidential Yacht Sequoia barged to yard for full restoration

USS Sequoia 1934

The 94-year-old yacht Sequoia, which served as the floating White House for every president from Herbert Hoover to Gerald Ford, is in for a full stem-to-stern restoration. Her current owners expect to return it to the D.C. waterfront for the public to enjoy.

Spotlights of the Sequoia’s career as the presidential yacht include President Roosevelt hosted Britain’s prime minister on the Sequoia to discuss the Great Depression. President John F. Kennedy’s celebration of his 46th and final birthday on board and President Nixon played “God Bless America” on the Sequoia’s piano after deciding to resign over Watergate.

Film of Sequoia being loaded on barge for trip to the yard:

 

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