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Hidden Facts About Elvis Presley

#7. Elvis bought Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential yacht

Elvis bought Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential yacht

In 1964, Elvis Presley paid $55,000 for the Potomac, the 165-foot-long vessel that served as FDR’s “floating White House” from 1936 to 1945. Constructed in 1934, the Potomac originally was a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. After the president’s death in 1945, the ship was decommissioned and had a series of owners before Elvis bought it. However, he soon donated it to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, which in turn sold the vessel to raise money.
Elvis’ yacht donation was one of many charitable acts after he would make during his life. In addition to giving away cars, jewelry and cash to friends and strangers, he performed a number of benefit concerts. Source: usspotomac.org

3 thoughts on “Hidden Facts About Elvis Presley

  • April 12, 2017 at 9:47 am

    It can be argued that your sister had established a &#y2;02tenanc8”. You might argue that she moved out, but, because local police are usually hesitant to get involved in what they consider a “civil matter”, her previous tenancy seems to have backed them off. Likely, if the police won’t find her a trespasser, you will probably have to evict her. I don’t know all your facts, so this is not legal advice.

  • April 16, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Elvis had an Army Military Drivers License. With it came the right to drive anything Army. ie., cars, jeeps, trucks and his Tank. The fact that it doesn’t note this in the above may have been an oversight or a lacd of knowledge but in either case it is ridiculous that the writer who is supposed to know so much about Elvis didn’t know this fact.

  • April 16, 2017 at 4:43 am

    That President Nixon was never given the gun is an out and out LIE! It was inspected by White House Security and given to him later after Elvis’ visit.


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