USS Potomac

The USS Potomac is a National Historic Landmark that served as Franklin D. Roosevelts Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945. This is a 165 foot vessel, displacing 416 tons with cruising speeds of 10 to 13 knots. The opportunities for volunteers span a wide range from ships maintenance, cruise staffing, dockside tours and educational programs.


No special background is required, and new voluntees have a three hour introductory training course. They provide learning materials and a library devoted to FDR, Eleanor, and the era.


540 Water Street

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