People: Jul. 18, 1969

In 43 years, the presidential yacht has ferried a panoply of kings, emperors, ambassadors and other important personages along the Potomac—but rarely a crowd like this. Two dozen youngsters, most of them from poor families around Washington, followed wide-eyed behind Pat Nixon on a tour of the 104-ft.-long vessel, now named Sequoia, as a Navy crew piloted them downstream on a two-hour voyage. It was the first of a series of 14 cruises the First Lady plans for children this summer. "I thought it could be put to better use," said she, dishing...

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