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......No comment
San 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!
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