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Presidential yacht to dock at Maine harbor for restoration

BELFAST, Maine (AP)―A yacht once used by American presidents is scheduled to dock at a Maine harbor.

WABI-TV reported the 104-foot (32-meter) yacht Sequoia was expected to arrive in Belfast on Oct. 28.

The vessel will arrive on top of a barge since it is not currently seaworthy. It will be restored at French & Webb over the next several years.

Sequoia was built in 1925 and was available to presidents from the time of Herbert Hoover to Jimmy Carter. John F. Kennedy’s 46th birthday party was held on board.

The yacht will be wrapped during the winter and kept in a barn with a window so visitors can observe the renovation process.

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