9-foot model of presidential yacht to be unveiled June 23

June 10, 2024

– Pentwater Historical Society photo

PENTWATER — To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the museum’s opening in its historic building at First and Rutledge streets, the Pentwater Historical Society has arranged tours of two historic cottages and the unveiling of the new exhibit for 2024 — a scale model of the USS Sequoia.

The special event is set for Sunday, June 23, from 2–4 p.m.

The Breezewood and Graynook, two cottages that date to the early 20th century, will be open for touring. The cottages are at the westernmost end of the channel. At the same time, the exquisitely detailed scale model of the USS Sequoia, nicknamed “The Floating White house” due to the many meetings and dinners that took place on the yacht, will be unveiled under the big tent at 165 Channel Lane. Refreshments will be served.

The USS Sequoia docked in Pentwater for two nights in 1984, where a small group dined on the boat and hundreds toured the boat the next day. 

Tickets to the June 23 event can be purchased online at the Historical Society’s website. In person tickets can be purchased at the museum, Jilly’s Gallery, and Roxann’s Bakery in Pentwater, or on the day of the event at the Channel Lane location.

Visit pentwaterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.


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