The inspiring book about the 1958 voyage, written by skipper Albert Bigelow, The Voyage of the Golden Rule: An Experiment with Truth is now available to be downloaded or to be purchased in print.


From Jessica Reynolds Renshaw

Dear Friends of Phoenix of Hiroshima, Golden Rule, Hiroshima, wooden boats, history, peace, and/or a nuclear-free world,


My father’s book The Forbidden Voyage, (David McKay Co., Inc., 1961), the account of our family’s protest voyage by our yacht Phoenix of Hiroshima into the American nuclear test zone in the Pacific in 1958, inspired by the attempted protest by the Golden Rule, is out of print. (Knock-offs are offered by ranging from $5.49 to $110.)

But thanks to my long-suffering, computer-savvy husband Jerry, THE ENTIRE BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE online, free, at (To enlarge the text, left-click on it.)

Related links:

Phoenix and Golden Rule connection (This is the first of a series of 13 posts, plus a final one, Phoenix and Golden Rule Together Again at

Wikipedia articles:
-Phoenix of Hiroshima
-Dr. Earle Reynolds
-Barbara Reynolds


My book, To Russia with Love (Jessica Reynolds), about sailing the Phoenix to the Soviet Union to protest their nuclear testing in 1961, can be ordered from Peace Resource Center, Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH (


My first book, Jessica’s Journal, about sailing on the Phoenix (before we got “political”) is posted at Just for your entertainment.



Phoenix and The Golden Rule Song by Michael Stern

Golden Rule and Blowin’ in the Wind by Troubador in Santa Barbara, John Kelly


CBS Channel 8 Golden Rule Arrives in San Diego



If you know of an article that isn’t already posted here, please let us know.


San Diego Reader – August 3, 2015
Historic protest boat arrives in San Diego for pro-peace veterans’ convention


CounterPunch – July 31, 2015
The Voyage of the Golden Rule by Ellen Taylor


Green Peace Blogs – January 23, 2015
Restoring the Golden Rule


Other Words – June 18, 2014
The Golden Rule’s Resurgence


Huffinton Post – April 8, 2014
America’s Peace Ship


The Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Challenging the U.S. Nuclear Tests:The Golden Rule Sails Again


Friends Journal – July 31, 2013
Friends Journal 1958 coverage of the Golden Rule


Albert Bigelow – Brief life of an ardent pacifist: 1906-1993


Redwood Times – April 16, 2013
Golden Rule will sail once again with your help


Friends Journal – April 3, 2013
The Golden Rule Shall Sail Again


Latitude 38 – March 2013
Resurrecting The Golden Rule


War Crime Times – Summer 2012
Peace Boat To Sail Again


Times-Standard – March 3, 2012
Remember the Golden Rule; Humboldt County veterans to put last plank on historical boat


Times-Standard – January 30, 2011
Remember the Golden Rule: Humboldt County veterans working to restore historical peace boat


History News Network
The Golden Rule Will Sail Again


Redwood Times – November 24, 2010
Veterans For Peace begins restoration of sailing ketch


The North Coast Journal – September 9, 2010
Humboldt Bay’s legendary anti-nuke ship puts in for repairs


The Asian-Pacific Journal – August 24, 2010
The Long Voyage: The Golden Rule and Resistance to Nuclear Testing in Asia and the Pacific


Huffington Post – February 8, 2010
Preserving the Golden Rule


The Saga of The Golden Rule by Peggy Reynolds
From the August, 1958 issue of THE SKIPPER MAGAZINE


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