USS SEQUOIA YACHT RELOCATION
DELTAVILLE, VIRGINIA | Buckingham Transport and Wolfe House Movers' latest historic move involved the U.S.S. Sequoia in Deltaville, VA. The Sequoia sailed many of our U.S. Presidents around for business and leisure events. John F. Kennedy spent his last birthday on board the Sequoia. Richard Nixon spent the night on the Sequoia the evening before his resignation. Lyndon B. Johnson made several important decisions regarding the Vietnam War aboard the Sequoia. From the Herbert Hoover to James Carter, the Sequoia hosted Presidents and their families until it was decommissioned and auctioned off in 1977. After going through multiple private owners, the current owner is having the yacht transported to a new location in Maine for restoration. Wolfe worked with the shipyard in Deltaville, VA to load the yacht onto an inland barge and take it to a bulkhead in Cambridge, MD. From there, the Sequoia will be loaded onto an ocean barge and transported up the coast to Maine where the restoration process will begin. The 104' long vessel weighed in at 182,000 lbs and was moved on and off the barge using the remote-controlled Buckingham Hydraulic Power Dolly System.