Hoover’s Decision Terminates Career of Presidential Yacht, Mayflower (Aug, 1929)
Hoover’s Decision Terminates Career of Presidential Yacht, Mayflower
WHEN President Hoover recently decided to forego the use of the yacht, Mayflower, shown in the photo below, to reduce national expenses $300,000 yearly, he again changed the status of a vessel that has known nothing but change in its 33 years of existence.
Designed as a private yacht, it spent only a short time in that capacity. It was active as a dispatch boat of the “mosquito fleet” in the Spanish-American war, and serving as the presidential yacht since 1905, has been subject to the whims, habits and fancies of five different government heads.