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“Oakland's Children's Hospital, Cruising for Kids!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of USS Potomac

USS Potomac
540 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607
510 627 1215
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Ranked #12 of 94 things to do in Oakland
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Antioch, California
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Oakland's Children's Hospital, Cruising for Kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Folks that volunteer their time and energy to keep telling the story that is USS POTOMAC are "Top Shelf"!
When so many groups from all walks of life can come together with one goal in mind; TODAY IS ALL ABOUT THE KIDS. It was one of the best experiences of a lifetime! So many people to mention/thank.... The Oakland Police Dept Boat's for escorting our FLEET of 10 Classic Yachts, dating back to the 1920's. The San Francisco Fire Dept, Fire boat "PHOENIX" with Her water cannons at full blast, the Children and Family's LOVED!! Again the TEAM from the USS POTOMAC ORG, all the CYA Boat owner's and Family members. All the people and organizations that donated supplys and the fund's to make this event happen. A Very special Thank You to this year's Classic Yacht Association's Commodore and Bride, Mr. and Mrs. John Di Lillo, they put in so many hours in the last 9 months for what turned out to be an epic event.

Visited October 2013
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Etna, California
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13 reviews
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“Very Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

To be able to tour a Presidential Yacht is very cool. Do check the hours of operation before you go, as they are not always open. I think it is seasonal.

Visited August 2013
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California
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“Didn't even know this was in Oakland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were staying at The Waterfront Hotel and right next door in the harbor was this historic yacht that President Franklin Roosevelt made famous. We did not go on, but it was a real delight just to see it moored there.

Visited August 2013
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Oakland CA
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“FDR's yacht lives in Oakland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Lovingly restored and sporting enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteer docents and a FASCINATING history, be sure to get a least a dockside of this vessel while you are at Jack London Square!

Visited July 2013
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Oakland, California
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“Fascinating slice of history and great Bay views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Restored presidential yacht of FDR, an awesome boat and great ride. We went over to Angel Island and back, great water views of Oakland and San Francisco, and more cozy that a big ferry.

Visited August 2012
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