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This Day in History: FDR Leaves From Port Jeff on a Vacation Cruise in 1932

Historical photo captures Franklin D. Roosevelt in Port Jefferson.

On July 11, 1932, crowds gathered in Port Jefferson to watch New York State Governor and Democratic Presidential nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt cast off on the yawl MYTH II to head on a vacation cruise with his sons, according to village historian Ken Brady.

Brady says that Roosevelt's first stop on his New England vacation sail was Morris Cove at New Haven, Connecticut. He ended his cruise in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

More pictures of the day's event can be found on the village's historical archive here.

This photo is from the historical archive on portjeff.com, the official website of the village of Port Jefferson. Used with permission. Head over to the archive to view thousands of historical photos.

Beth Pranzo July 11, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Where did he sail to on his vacation?
Lon Cohen July 11, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Hi Beth. Ken Brady says that Roosevelt's first stop was Morris Cove at New Haven, Connecticut. He ended his cruise in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. I added that info to the article. Thanks for asking!

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