On Oct 4 he Golden Rule had some special visitors on board, young children whose veteran father asked for an alternative to their school’s field trip to visit the Midway aircraft carrier on San Diego’s waterfront. This was a welcome warm-up for our Peace Flotilla......No comment
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2017 Voyage and Educational Stops
High winds and rough seas delayed her departure from her home port in Humboldt Bay, but the Golden Rule successfully navigated Fort Bragg, Bodega Bay/Santa Rosa, Berkeley, San Francisco, Morro Bay, Monterey, Marina del Rey, San Pedro, Long Beach and is now in San Diego.
The Golden Rule reunited with her sister sailboat the Phoenix of Hiroshima after 59 years!
Watch a video of the reunion, made by film maker Brian Cowden.
The reunion was the first we know of since 1958, when the Golden Rule crew handed the baton to the Phoenix crew in Honolulu to complete the historic attempt to stop atmospheric nuclear bomb testing.
The same year that the Golden Rule sank and was brought up from the bottom of Humboldt Bay, the Phoenix of Hiroshima sank only a short distance away! The Phoenix has been located and efforts to raise and restore her are underway. After a touching and inspirational ceremony, the Golden Rule crew scattered rose petals over the Phoenix, currently at the bottom of the Sacramento Delta.
The Golden Rule was joined by Jessica Renshaw Reynolds, original crew member and daughter of Captain Reynolds, filmmakers Brian Cowden and Mikal Jacobal, Golden Rule Restoration Coordinator Chuck Dewitt, boatyard owners Leroy and Dalene Zerlang, reporter Jane Braxton Little (who got a piece published about the Golden Rule in the Sacramento Bee), a dive team, and other friends.
Look for photos and testimonials on our Facebook page.
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Peace Action Camps
New Program! “Peace Action Camps!” This is a chance for veterans, youth, women and others to join together to learn to sail, learn the principles of non-violent direct action, participate in an action planned during the camp, and learn about nuclear issues today. It will be a lot of fun and you might be chosen for future crew!
Our first camp, from June 21 – 28 in San Francisco Bay was a huge success and bodes very well for future efforts. We had six participants (12 counting crew and shore support). Four were VFP members, three of whom came from Tucson. They were accompanied by two young adults who are both involved with the Tucson-based Nonviolence Legacy Project.
We are hoping to plan future camps in San Diego.
Speakers are available to talk with your group or the media about the Golden Rule and nuclear issues. Please call Helen Jaccard, 206-992-6364 to make arrangements.
The Golden Rule only sails with help from our supporters and helpers!
Event Volunteers Needed
With many educational stops, we need a lot of help, all hands on deck and there are many roles to play!
Organizers, authors, public speakers, a web master, photographers, videographers will all be needed and appreciated.
If you live on the coast of California, we also need help to organize events and seed money for each stop. To volunteer, please contact Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or make a donation.
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