For more info, please contact:
Christopher Buttner
Tel: 415-233-7350

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USS Potomac Announces the “Second Presidential Election Night Party On The Bay”
Only 100 Tickets Are Available – Proceeds Will Raise Funds for the Historic Presidential Yacht

October 23, 2012Oakland and San Francisco, CA: The USS Potomac, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht, aka “The Floating White House,” will host its Second Presidential Election Night Party on the Bay on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Political partiers will cruise the San Francisco Bay while viewing the election results on HD flat screen monitors as they are treated to the fine wines and “All American” dinner fare the $85 ticket includes.  Only 100 tickets are available.


The USS Potomac will cruise out of her Jack London Square berth at 5 p.m. PST, on Tuesday, November 6, just as the polls are closing on the East Coast, and sail to San Francisco’s Pier 40 in the City’s South Beach Marina where she will pick up additional political partiers at 6 p.m.  Entertainment onboard will feature an impersonator of four-time elected president Franklin Delano Roosevelt joined by his faithful dog Fala.  Additionally, and courtesy of San Francisco’s Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf, also aboard will be two “Presidents”: WWII hero George H.W. Bush and current Commander-In-Chief Barack Obama.


The cruise will disembark San Francisco passengers at 8 p.m. and Oakland passengers at 9 p.m., just about the time the evening’s winner is expected to be making his acceptance speech.


The 165-foot USS Potomac, built in 1934 as the Coast Guard cutter Electra, has a long and storied history, including service as FDR’s Presidential yacht until his death in 1945, and being purchased by Elvis Presley in 1964, before being fully restored, functional and revealed to the public in 1995 as a remarkable floating maritime and presidential history museum. The Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac now operates this National Historic Landmark as an active memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the momentous times through which he led our nation.  The USS Potomac is available for tours, special event rentals and cruises year-round.  For more info:

What: The Second Presidential Election Night Party on the Bay Aboard the USS Potomac
When & Where: Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Departing Jack London Square at 5 p.m. (540 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - Google Map: and picking up additional passengers at 6 p.m. at San Francisco’s Pier 40 in the City’s South Beach Marina, (89 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 - Google Map:
Cost: $85 until October 31; $125 between November 1-5 and $200 on Election Day, November 6.
Tickets: of by phone at (510) 627-1215. Proceeds will go to the preservation and educational efforts of the National Historic Landmark, the nonprofit USS Potomac Foundation.