DSC04731San Francisco Bay was a great experience!  We were in Berkeley, Sausalito, at the Hyde Street National Maritime Museum, and at the Small Craft Harbor.  Dozens of people visited the boat and took a ride.


Mooring at the Maritime Museum sets a precedent for recognition as an historic vessel and they treated us very well.  We were the first visiting vessel to be welcomed in several years, so it was a new experience for that staff as well.


The Saturday Fleet Week sailings were superb!  Thousands of people saw us, including our new hand-made banners – “President Obama, Follow the Golden Rule” and “Sailing for a Nuclear-Free World”  We put the mizzen sail up with the peace symbol and sailed past the biggest crowd in San Francisco which was waiting for the Blue Angels show.


We had a really great event at the Veterans Building with Jackie Cabaso of Western States Legal Foundation, Marylia Kelly of Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment), David Hartsaugh, Activist and Author, and Paul Cox of Veterans For Peace Chapter 69.


Jean Morris and Janice were superb at welcoming us to San Francisco and helping organize event for us!




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.

Golden Rule
A close fit. Main mast just before the sanding began to round it up.
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    Fleet Week in SF Bay with Code Pink and others

    This was the day where Golden Rule had the best exposure to the public ever! It’s Fleet Week in San Francisco Bay and Obama was in town. We made up special banners for the boat: “Sailing for a Nuclear Free World” and “President Obama, Follow......

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    Golden Rule SHINES in San Francisco

    We had a marvelous time on October 4 when Norman DeVall, Nadya Williams and Gerry Condon followed Golden Rule in Norman’s boat to get some great pictures!   Our friends Steve Scalmanini and Annie Esposito of Ukiah joined us, and Norman’s friend Michael Matthay.  Mike......

  • Golden Rule in San Francisco Bay

    We arrived in San Francisco Bay last Monday, Sept. 21, International Peace Day.  We spent several days docked at South Beach Harbor near Giants Stadium. While in SF, we had visits from many folks, including Bob Gould of Physicians for Social Responsibility and KPFA’s Dennis......

  • Allen McFee turns 65 and goes up the main mast

    It was an exciting day!  Our 10 am sail was Helen, Michael, Ed Fracker, and a guest who has fallen in love with Golden Rule, Maria.  Maria had so much fun she started yelling in ecstasy after being on the helm for awhile. Then we......