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USS Sequoia

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 25 January 2017 in Transportation.

The USS Sequoia is a former United States presidential yacht used from Herbert Hoover to Jimmy Carter. In June 2000, she was sold via auction to Gary Silversmith. In November 2004, she was sought for repurchase by the US government but the owner declined the offer. In December of 2014 Sequoia was hauled out of the water and placed in storage at a commercial boat yard awaiting resolution of a court case involving her ownership. As of November 2016 the yacht was still in storage as the lengthy litigation continued. This is from the archives. I took this way back in 2002.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Devi from Chennai, India

very good image in B&W..and nice to read the write up too ! Thank you for sharing :)

25 Jan 2017 5:56am

Martine from France

Joli bateau. Il a une forme originale.

25 Jan 2017 6:03am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un chouette N&B

25 Jan 2017 7:51am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo en N&B !! J'aime

25 Jan 2017 10:16am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This is a beutiful yacht. I hope it is resolved soon.
Great image

25 Jan 2017 10:47am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A very beautiful light

25 Jan 2017 10:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition . Superb image . The ship been a part of the history of USA but if a private owner paid they have to find an arrangement...

25 Jan 2017 11:11am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

The only ones winning here are the lawyers. Nice shot of a majestic boat.

25 Jan 2017 11:49am

Frances from Boston, United States

Beautiful B&W with a fantastic sky. The narration was very interesting.

25 Jan 2017 12:25pm

jean pierre a from France

jolie bateau et noir et blanc extra!! amitiés

25 Jan 2017 1:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the mood and the commanding presence of the ship

25 Jan 2017 5:32pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Still a majestic ship - thanks for sharing the note, Elaine. Might be too small and too "common" for the new Master of the W.H. ----- Kindest regards and have a nice evening Monika

25 Jan 2017 5:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful tones with a dynamic sky!! Thank you for the informative background!

25 Jan 2017 7:19pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

It's very nice but I think it might not be splashy enough in this day and age. An interesting read Elaine.... and a beautiful photo!

26 Jan 2017 1:34am

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

A Beautiful piece here, Elaine! And I Remember the Sequoia....an amazing story and Thank You for the update.....somehow, I have a bad feeling.....! Hope you are doing well and getting better..<3 Miss Yacking with you....

26 Jan 2017 2:26am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

Bien ce ciel

26 Jan 2017 11:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a story to go with this . . strange how such situations can develop.

27 Jan 2017 2:44pm