Help restore the original nuclear protest boat and support her mission to abolish war as an instrument of national policy.


There are several ways that you can help us complete our missions. Cash donations are the simplest way to help with the restoration effort. You can donate via PayPal by clicking the button above or donate by check to:


VFP Golden Rule Project
P.O. Box 87
Samoa, CA 95564




We aim to advance Veterans For Peace opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a dramatic fashion. We have recovered and restored the original peace ship, the Golden Rule, that set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, and which inspired the many peace makers and peace ships that followed. The reborn Golden Rule will voyage once more, to show that nuclear abolition is possible, and that bravery and tenacity can overcome militarism.




Join us at 4pm on June 20th at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center. Come aboard the Golden Rule and enjoy drinks, music, and guest speakers from around the state, nation, and world.


This is a child-friendly event during the day for all in Humboldt County, so please mark it down on your refrigerator door and remember to plan ahead and join us for this late afternoon and evening launch party! Like our Facebook Page for more updates.


The Golden Rule will be just a few steps from the Aquatic Center on their dock. Visit and step aboard the historic Golden Rule. A volunteer will be on the boat to show you around and answer any questions you or your children may have about the Golden Rule. Directions to the event are here.

Golden Rule
A close fit. Main mast just before the sanding began to round it up.

Golden Rule Splashes Into Humboldt Bay – A Huge Success!

On June 20, hundreds of spectators watched Golden Rule splash into Humboldt Bay from Zerlang & Zerlang Boat Yard in Samoa, CA where she has been lovingly restored by Veterans For Peace and other supporters for the past five years. Especially honored at the event......

April Update 2015 Restoration Project

The steady drum beat pounding out our work cadence has been stepped up a notch. We’re not at ramming speed yet but getting close. Only 60 plus days till The Rule is scheduled to splash. Michael Gonzalez finished shaping and painting the main mast. We......

Golden Rule Launch Celebration June 20th 2015

The Golden Rule will be launched on June 20th 2015! Join us on June 20th at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center. Time: Celebration/Informational/come aboard the Golden Rule, at 4 pm. Drinks, Music. Guest speakers from around the world, nation, state and county. This is a......