Sequoia served U.S. Presidents from Hoover to Bush
as the presidential yacht.
President Franklin Roosevelt planned wartime
strategy onboard with British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill. He planned his post-D-Day address
to the nation while circling in the Potomac off Mt.
President Truman came to the final decision to drop
the atomic bomb to end World War II while onboard
President Eisenhower used the yacht occasionally.
President Kennedy used Sequoia frequently to escape
the public eye. President Lyndon Johnson
lowered the floor in the presidential shower three
inches to accommodate his height.
Sequoia, President Nixon negotiated the nuclear arms
reduction treaty with the Soviet. It was also
onboard the Sequoia that he told his family his
intention to resign the presidency.
President Ford held cabinet meetings onboard Sequoia
while she was tied up at the Washington Navy Yard.
Other heads of state who have enjoyed Sequoia
cruises include Queen Elizabeth II, The Emperor and
Empress of Japan, the Prime Minister of Canada, and
the Premier of China.
by the U.S. Government in 1977, the Sequoia
continues to be available for charter for official
use. Recent guests onboard included President
Clinton and former Soviet President Mikhail