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Our “three-hour tour” on San Francisco Bay

On August 11, 2018, we took a three hour tour of San Francisco Bay on the USS Potomac, which is docked at Jack London Square right next to the Port of Oakland.

Anna and mouse at Jack London Square
Anna and mouse at Jack London Square

The USS Potomac (AG-25), formerly US Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Electra, was Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential yacht from 1936 until his death in 1945.

USS Potomac at the dock
USS Potomac at the dock
Fala was FDR's dog
Fala was FDR’s dog
Lovin' Life boat
An aptly named boat (“rhymes with” Livengood?)

Fortunately, our tour ended more successfully than the one on Gilligan’s Island! It was a beautiful day to be on the water, and we took photos of some of the container ships and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.

Bridge troll
Do you see the (Bay) bridge troll?
CMA CGM T. Jefferson
CMA CGM T. Jefferson

According to marinetraffic.com, CMA CGM T.Jefferson left the Port of Oakland on 12 Aug 2018 at 6:00 a.m. and headed in a northwesterly direction in the Pacific Ocean.

Google map showing the location of the CMA CGM T. Jefferson on 12 Aug 2018. It was headed for China.
Google map from marinetraffic.com showing the location of the CMA CGM T. Jefferson on 12 Aug 2018. It was headed for China.