A life preserver is hung on the Sequoia presidential yacht at Washington Channel May 29, 2003 in Washington, D.C. Built in 1925, the U.S.S. Sequoia was
A life preserver is hung on the Sequoia presidential yacht at Washington Channel May 29, 2003 in Washington, D.C. Built in 1925, the U.S.S. Sequoia was used by every president from Herbert Hoover, until it was decommissioned by Jimmy Carter in 1977. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)